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    Fuel prices

    "The price of fuel in the EU, including the cost price, excise duty and VAT. Prices are in Euros per litre."

    (EEA, http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators/fuel-prices-and-taxes, 2014-12-17)

    EU imports from least-developed countries by group of products

    The value at market prices of EU imports from least-developed countries, broken down by group of products (agricultural products, raw materials, energy products and manufactured goods).

    (Eurostat, http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_SDDS/en/tsdgp230_esmsip.htm, 2014-12-10)

    Energy taxes by paying sector

    "This indicator presents the percentage share of energy tax revenues by the paying sector. The indicator presents the percentage of energy taxes paid by 'households', 'industry and construction', 'agriculture, forestry and fishing', 'transportation and storage' and the 'services' sector."
    (Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/refreshTableAction.do?tab=table&plugin=..., 2015-03-25)

    Water productivity (GDP/Water Footprint)

    "The indicator illustrates the amount of economic value generated by unit of water consumption. It is calculated as GDP (in Purchasing Power Standards /PPS) divided by the Water Footprint (WF) of a country."

    Retrieved from, http://database.eco-innovation.eu/indicators/view/280/1, 31.03.2015

    Net social protection as a percentage of GDP

    "Net social protection benefits are defined as the value of social protection benefits excluding taxes and social contributions paid by the benefits recipients. They are complemented by the value of “Fiscal benefits” provided in the form of tax breaks that would be defined as social protection benefits, if they were provided in cash. Tax breaks promoting the provision of social protection or promoting private insurance plans are excluded.

    Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)

    "Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors, and is divided by GDP."

    Physical Trade Balance (PTB)

    The trade surplus or deficit of material resources within an economy, calculated as imports minus exports of raw materials and manufactured products.

    Average tariffs imposed by developed countries on agricultural products and textiles and clothing

    The average tariffs imposed by developed countries on agricultural products, clothing, and textile exports from developing countries and least developed countries, at preferential rate. These export categories are deemed sectors of special interest for developing countries and least developed countries.

    Total fixed assets (net)

    Total fixed assets (net) is a concept of the annual national accounts. It is the sum of the following asset types:
    "Cultivated assets (AN.1114), Transport equipment (AN.11131), Other machinery and equipment (AN.11132), Dwellings (AN.1111), Other buildings and structures (AN.1112), Intangible fixed assets (AN.112).

    More detailed information can be found in annex 7.1 of ESA95." (Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/en/nama_esms.htm, 22-01-2015)

    Foreign direct investment, net outflows (% of GDP)

    "Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net outflows of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world and is divided by GDP."

    Legatum Prosperity Index

    The Prosperity Index is a global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. The Index analysed the countries across 8 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

    EU Imports from developing countries by group of products

    EU imports from developing countries by group of products. Imports include the total value of goods, which enter the statistical territory of the Member States from a developing country. (Description from Eurostat Quality Profile for indicator, Eurostat, 2008, p1).

    Environmental protection expenditure by the public sector

    Environmental protection expenditure is the money spent on all purposeful activities directly aimed at the prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution or any other degradation of the environment. It includes both investments and current expenditure.

    Fossil fuel subsidies

    This indicator offers data about subsidies for fossil fuels. The information is provided in form of proportion rates of the full cost of supply in percentage. Its differentiates between coal, oil, gas and electricity. Also subsidies as amount per citizen, total subsidies as share of GDP and average subsidies rate are provided. (http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/resources/energysubsidies/)