Domestic material consumption

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Domestic material consumption - Belgium

tonnes per capita

 20002005201020152016
observations14.914.915.112.812.6

Eurostat (2017), Domestic material consumption - tonnes per capita [env_ac_mfa], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/11/2017).

Domestic material consumption

tonnes per capita

 2000200520102011201220132014201520162016//20002016//2011
Belgium14.914.915.115.814.013.513.612.812.6-1.1-4.4
EU-2815.616.014.114.613.613.213.313.113.0-1.1-2.3
//: average growth rates

Eurostat (2017), Domestic material consumption - tonnes per capita [env_ac_mfa], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/11/2017).

Domestic material consumption by material - Belgium

tonnes per capita

 2000200520102011201220132014201520162016//20002016//2011
biomass4.84.64.94.94.44.44.94.44.3-0.6-2.4
metal ores and non-metallic minerals6.26.37.07.96.66.25.95.65.5-0.8-7.0
fossil fuels4.34.23.53.33.33.33.13.03.1-1.9-1.0
//: average growth rates

Eurostat (2017), Domestic material consumption - tonnes per capita [env_ac_mfa], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Domestic material consumption, tonnes per capita

Definition: domestic material consumption (DMC) measures the total amount of materials used by a country. It is the sum of domestic extractions, plus imports and minus exports of materials. DMC takes account of the raw materials embodied in finished and semi-finished products that are imported or exported. However, the entire weight of the imported and exported finished and semi-finished products is attributed to the single raw material category that constitutes the largest part of the product concerned.

Objective: to contribute to Target 12.2, this indicator should decrease.

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

UNSTAT Indicator 12.2.2: Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP