News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Today, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Wayne Furbert, released the 2020 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics.
The Minister explained: “The Compendium is structured into thirteen sections and contains brief analyses, tables and graphs for each section. There are more than 40 statistical tables which provide a wealth of data about Bermuda’s environmental conditions. This publication is an excellent tool for research, school projects and promoting awareness about issues affecting Bermuda’s environment.”
Some of the 2018 to 2019 highlights include:
- The number of reported environmentally-related diseases, such as acute bronchitis and gastroenteritis, increased by 3.9% from 5,568 to 5,786
- The total volume of precipitation decreased by 9.1% from 75.0 m ³/y to 68.2 m ³/y
- Total fish landings totalled 306.6 metric tonnes in 2019, an increase of 3.8% from the previous year. Species such as tunas, groupers, jacks and snappers accounted for the most landed fish in 2019
- In 2019, total electricity consumption decreased by 2.4% to approximately 554 million kWh from 568 kWh in 2018
- Residential customers were responsible for 42.9% of the total consumption of electricity in 2019
- There were 2,620 fires reported in 2019, an increase of 24.6% from last year. Most of the fires (41.3%) were classified as “Structural” fires which also included false alarms
- In 2019, the amount of waste generated totalled 86,400 mT, a 7.9% decrease over the 93,800 mT of waste in 2018. Household waste accounted for one third (33.3%) of the total waste generated in 2019
PDF copies of the 2020 Environmental Statistics Compendium are available online at www.gov.bm/environmental-statistics-compendium.