Domestic material consumption per capita

The indicator presents the domestic material consumption (DMC) for each Member State and EU-27 and is expressed in tonnes per capita. The DMC is defined as the total amount of material directly used in an economy and equals direct material input (DMI) minus exports. DMI measures the direct input of materials for the use in the economy. DMI equals domestic extraction (DE) plus imports.

The indicator is part of resource efficiency scoreboard
http://measuring-progress.eu/resource-efficiency-scoreboard

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/web/table/description.jsp
Retrieved: 23 February 2015

Data host: 

Eurostat

Unit of Measurement: 

Tonnes per capita

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Statistical office