Overview of downstream user reports July - December 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 or if they rely on certain exemptions from the obligation to prepare a chemical safety report.

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
July 2017 -
December 2017
Total from
May 2011 -

December 2017
Number of reports received 49 832
Number of substances reported 46 573
Number of legal entities reporting 27 342
Reason for the downstream user report
Downstream user to prepare chemical safety report
32 725
Substance used in total qty < 1tonne/year
17 104
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
49 798
Confidential Business Information
6 100
Did not provide information due to burden of supply chain communication mechanisms
9 137
Use advised against
1 23
Other / not specified
9 53


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: July 2017 to December 2017
Country Number of Reports Number of Substances

Number of legal entities reporting

Total 49 46* 27
France 28 8 8
Germany 12 11 7
Italy 2 2 2
Spain 2 2 2
United Kingdom 17 17 2
All other countries 8 6 6

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

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