Distribution: 2018-AustralianSDG-indicator-12-2-1-a

Dataset: Material Footprint for Australia


This dataset contains estimated Material Footprint (MF) for Australia, disaggregated by the four major material categories used in Economy Wide Material Flows Accounting i.e. biomass, fossil fuels metal ores, and non-metallic minerals. MF seeks to measure total inputs of the above classes of materials required to underpin a nation’s consumption. Unlike domestic material consumption (DMC), it is a consumption based rather than territorial measure (see notes) in. It is calculated as the total of those materials extracted directly from the environment (domestic extraction - DE), plus the total raw material equivalent of goods imported (RMEIM), less the raw material equivalent of goods imported (RMEEX).

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