Overview on downstream user reports

This data shows the number of downstream user reports received by ECHA, the number of substances reported and the number of legal entities from whom reports have been received. It also indicates the reasons for submitting the report.

Downstream users are required to inform ECHA if they have to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report, if they rely on certain exemptions from the obligation to prepare a chemical safety report, or if their classification differs from that of all of their suppliers.

This overview on downstream user reports is updated regularly.

Legal reference: Article 38(1) of REACH


Table 1

Overview of downstream user reports
Reporting began in May 2011
Jan 2014 -
June 2014
Total from
May 2011 -

June 2014

Number of reports received

73 386

Number of substances reported

42 235

Number of legal
entities reporting

42 162
Reason for the downstream user report

Downstream user to prepare chemical safety report

63 351

Substance used in total qty < 1 tonne/year

10 35

Substance used for PPORD

0 0

Classification differs from supplier

0 0
Reason for downstream user chemical safety report

Use not covered despite communicating it to supplier

72 366

Confidential Business Information

18 31

Did not provide information due to burden of supply chain communication mechanisms

22 44

Use advised against

1 6

Other/not specified

3 21


Table 2

This table presents the number of reports, substances and use sites reported on a country by country basis. The main site where the substance is manufactured or formulated before supply is reported where there are a number of use sites.

Overview of reporting by country: Jan 2014 to June 2014
Country Number of Reports Number of Substances

Number of legal entities reporting

Total 73 61* 42
France 7 7 7
Germany 6 6 3
Italy 2 2 2
Spain 9 8 6
United Kingdom 16 13 7
All other countries 33 25 17

*This is not the sum of the rows below, as some substances were reported from more than one  country

Data from previous periods

July-Dec 2013 |Jan-June 2013 |July-Dec 2012Jan-June 20122011