Overview of downstream user reports Jan - June 2016


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 2016 -
June 2016
Total from
May 2011 -

June 2016
Number of reports received 45 631
Number of substances reported 31 404
Number of legal entities reporting 28 272
Reason for the downstream user report
Downstream user to prepare chemical safety report
38 538
Substance used in total qty < 1tonne/year
6 53
Substance used for PPORD
1 1
Classification differs from supplier
0 1
Reason for downstream user chemical safety report
Use not covered despite communicating it to supplier
4 600
Confidential Business Information
3 81
Did not provide information due to burden of supply chain communication mechanisms
10 104
Use advised against
3 11
Other / not specified
2 28


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 2016 to June 2016
Country Number of Reports Number of Substances

Number of legal 
entities reporting

Total 45 31* 28
France 10 10 4
Germany 12 12 7
Italy 0 0 0
Spain 2 2 2
United Kingdom 2 2 2
All other countries 19 15 13

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

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