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Material productivity

Resource productivity and domestic material consumption (DMC) 2017
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Resource productivity (GDP/DMC)
EUR (chain linked volumes, 2010) per kg 4.4 .. ..
Index 2000 = 100 238.5 220.4 (e) 132.3 (e)
PPS per kg 5.1 3.1 2.1 (e)
Thousand tonnes 50,540.5 408,852.3 6,297,176.7 (e)
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Material Flow Account. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: February 18, 2021.

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Methodological note

Resource productivity is gross domestic product (GDP) divided by domestic material consumption (DMC). DMC measures the total amount of materials directly used by an economy. It is defined as the annual quantity of raw materials extracted from the domestic territory of the focal economy, plus all physical imports minus all physical exports.

For the calculation of resource productivity, Eurostat uses GDP either in unit 'EUR in chain-linked volumes' (to the reference year 2010 at 2010 exchange rates) or in unit 'PPS' (Purchasing Power). Consequently, the indicator is expressed: i) in euro per kg, for comparing the changes in one country over time; ii) in PPS per kg, for comparing different countries in one specific year. It is also calculated as an index on year 2000, for comparing countries in different years.