Domestic material consumption

In 2017, Belgiumʹs domestic material consumption amounted to 13.2 tonnes per capita. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced. The trend since 2000 is undetermined.

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Domestic material consumption - Belgium and international comparison

tonnes per capita

 20002005201020112012201320142015201620172017//20002017//2012
Belgium14.914.915.115.814.113.613.112.912.513.2-0.7-1.3
EU2815.616.114.114.613.513.213.413.513.413.6-0.80.0
//: Average Growth Rates

Eurostat (2018), Domestic material consumption - tonnes per capita [env_ac_mfa], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 14/09/2018).

Domestic material consumption by material - Belgium

tonnes per capita

 20002005201020112012201320142015201620172017//20002017//2012
biomass4.84.64.94.94.44.44.84.33.94.4-0.50.2
metal ores and non-metallic minerals6.26.37.07.96.66.25.85.95.96.40.2-0.7
fossil fuels4.34.23.53.33.33.32.92.93.12.9-2.3-2.5
//: Average Growth Rates

Eurostat (2018), Domestic material consumption - tonnes per capita [env_ac_mfa], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 14/09/2018).

UN target: 12.2 - By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 12.2.2 - Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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