Must-Know Beijing Air Quality Statistics [Current Data]

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"Beijing has cut levels of hazardous PM2.5 by 68.6% from 2013 to 2021."

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Statistic 2

"Air quality in Beijing met the Chinese government’s standard for “good” or better on 79.3% of days in 2019."

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Statistic 3

"In 2019, the number of smog-free days in Beijing was 60.2%, double the 2013 value."

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"From 1998 to 2017, Beijing experienced an average annual decrease in PM10 pollution by 37.8%."

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"In 2020, Beijing witnessed 267 “excellent” air quality days, up 29 days from the previous year."

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"In November 2020, Beijing’s average daily concentration of PM2.5 reached 53 micrograms per cubic meter."

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"From January to August 2020, the average concentration of PM2.5 in Beijing was 36 micrograms per cubic meter, down 3.2% from the same period in 2019."

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Statistic 8

"In 2014, Beijing issued its first-ever red alert concerning air pollution."

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Statistic 9

"In 2013, the average PM2.5 concentration in Beijing was 89.5 micrograms per cubic meter."

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Statistic 10

"Between 1998 and 2017, Beijing’s air quality experienced an average annual increase of 0.88 (±0.02)."

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Statistic 11

"In 2021, Beijing had better air quality on 93% of days, ranking it among the top 10 cleanest large cities in China."

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Statistic 12

"A 2019 report found that summer O3 levels in Beijing exceeded national standards by 30%, impacting the lungs and causing respiratory distress."

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