Assessing the indicators on harmful emissions by the Hungarian industries with the major impact on pollution, based on the data of the European Environment Agency (EEA), the emerging picture is neither black nor white. Though food nutrient pollution levels decreased significantly by 2009, but they were still significantly higher than the EU average, so in this respect the Hungarian performance can be evaluated as mediocre (grade of 3). The reduction of heavy metal pollution associated with metallurgical production activities was even more significant, and as a result, performance in this domain can be seen of mediocre and good, which merits a grade of 3.5. In less favourable light, TOC pollution by the Hungarian chemical industry increased between 2007 and 2009 according to EEA data. Nevertheless, it is still less than the average EU or V4 figures.