Overview on downstream user reports

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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
July 2018 -
Dec 2018
Total from
May 2011 -

Dec 2018
Number of reports received 177 1132
Number of substances reported 86 749
Number of legal entities reporting 40 422
Reason for the downstream user report
Downstream user to prepare chemical safety report 159 968
Substance used in total qty < 1tonne/year 16 158
Substance used for PPORD 2 3
Classification differs from supplier 0 3
Reason for downstream user chemical safety report
Use not covered despite communicating it to supplier 156 1076
Confidential Business Information 9 1 44
Did not provide information due to burden of supply chain communication mechanisms 10 183
Use advised against 2 32
Other / not specified 12 76


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 2018 to December 2018
Country Number of Reports Number of Substances

Number of legal entities reporting

Total 177 86* 40
France 34 33 5
Germany 40 39 11
Italy 43 43 5
Spain 36 36 4
United Kingdom 7 7 5
All other countries 17 17 10

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

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