Overview of downstream user reports January - July 2018

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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
January 2018 -
June 2018
Total from
May 2011 -

June 2018
Number of reports received 123 955
Number of substances reported 90 663
Number of legal entities reporting 40 382
Reason for the downstream user report
Downstream user to prepare chemical safety report
84 809
Substance used in total qty < 1tonne/year
38 142
Substance used for PPORD
0 1
Classification differs from supplier
1 3
Reason for downstream user chemical safety report
Use not covered despite communicating it to supplier
122 920
Confidential Business Information
35 135
Did not provide information due to burden of supply chain communication mechanisms
36 173
Use advised against
7 30
Other / not specified
11 64


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: January 2018 to June 2018
Country Number of Reports Number of Substances

Number of legal entities reporting

Total 123 90* 40
France 22 22 4
Germany 49 46 9
Italy 18 18 9
Spain 20 20 6
United Kingdom 2 2 2
All other countries 12 12 10

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

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