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Stratospheric Ozone Depletion - Consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons

(ODP metric tons)

Saudi Arabia is the top country by consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons in the world. As of 2014, consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons in Saudi Arabia was 1,441.53 ODP metric tons that accounts for 22.27 % of the world's consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons. The top 5 countries (others are Brazil, Mexico, Russian Federation, and Malaysia) account for 66.49 % of it. The world's total consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons was estimated at 6,472.56 ODP metric tons in 2014.

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Ozone-depleting substances are any substance containing chlorine or bromine that destroys the stratospheric ozone layer. The stratospheric ozone absorbs most of the biologically damaging ultraviolet radiation.