Table 3 Mass account for soil stock, prototype biophysical account table for EU soil formation and erosion between 2000 and 2012.

From: Soil natural capital in europe; a framework for state and change assessment

SEEA Classes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Artificial surfaces (incl. urban and assoc. areas) Herbaceous crops Woody crops Multiple or layered crops Grassland Tree covered areas Mangrove Shrub covered areas Shrubs and/or herb. veg., aquatic or reg. flooded Sparsely natural vegetated areas Terrestrial barren land Permanent snow and glaciers Inland water bodies Coastal water bodies and intertidal areas
CORINE classes 1x 21x 22x 24x 231, 321 31x, 324   322, 323 41x 333 331, 332, 334 335 51x 42x, 52x
Opening stock of resources (2000)               
Additions to stock               
Soil formation (1.4 tonnes/ha)   154,650,859 14,417,942 65,302,806 66,705,312 221,286,551   23,817,473   5,300,489 164,366    
Soil formation (0.4 tonnes/ha)   44,185,960 4,119,412 18,657,945 19,058,660 63,224,729   6,804,992   1,514,426 46,962    
Soil deposition (From erosion)   265,447,183 87,767,154 176,760,582 110,417,456 32,304,933   59,206,778   138,881,709 2,208,581    
Upward reappraisals               
Reclassifications               
Total additions to stock   420,098,043 102,185,096 242,063,388 177,122,768 253,591,484   83,024,250   144,182,199 2,372,946    
Reductions in stock               
Extraction (construction) sealed? ?              
Soil eroded redeposited   265,447,183 87,767,154 176,760,582 110,417,456 32,304,933   59,206,778   138,881,709 2,208,581    
Soil eroded lost to water courses   29,494,131 9,751,906 19,640,065 12,268,606 3,589,437   6,578,531   15,431,301 245,398    
Downward reappraisals               
Reclassifications               
Total reductions in stock   294,941,315 97,519,059 196,400,647 122,686,063 35,894,370   65,785,309   154,313,010 2,453,978    
Closing stock (2012) 1.4   125,156,728 4,666,036 45,662,741 54,436,705 217,697,114   17,238,942   −10,130,812 −81,032    
Closing stock (2012) 0.4   14,691,828 −5,632,494 −982,120 6,790,054 59,635,292   226,461   −13,916,875 −198,436    
  1. Note that soil erosion estimates are limited to rill and sheet erosion and are likely a lower bound.