Overview of downstream user reports Jan - June 2017


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 2017 -
June 2017
Total from
May 2011 -

June 2017
Number of reports received 67 783
Number of substances reported 60 527
Number of legal entities reporting 14 315
Reason for the downstream user report
Downstream user to prepare chemical safety report
53 693
Substance used in total qty < 1tonne/year
14 87
Substance used for PPORD
0 1
Classification differs from supplier
0 2
Reason for downstream user chemical safety report
Use not covered despite communicating it to supplier
67 749
Confidential Business Information
10 94
Did not provide information due to burden of supply chain communication mechanisms
12 128
Use advised against
3 22
Other / not specified
12 44


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 2017 to June 2017
Country Number of Reports Number of Substances Number of legal entities reporting
Total 67 60* 12
France 24 21 2
Germany 12 12 7
Italy 1 1 1
Spain 2 2 2
United Kingdom 20 20 2
All other countries 11 11 3

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

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