Domestic material consumption

In 2016, Belgiumʹs domestic material consumption amounted to 12.6 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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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