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Indicator 8.4.1

Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP

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Headline data

Source: Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

Geographical Area: Germany

Unit of measurement:

Comment: 2014 preliminary data

The international organisations (custodian agencies) that are responsible for the respective SDG-indicator publish methodological guidelines for the calculation of the indicator - so-called global metadata.

Displayed here are the national time series that fit the global metadata best as well as their comparability with the global metadata. Please find further methodical and country-specific information of the time series in the related national metadata.

Time series available

Raw material consumption (RMC)

Comparability with global metadata

The time series offers additional information.
The RMC calculation is based on a hybrid model using domestic input-output-tables, life cycle information and other data sources. In the global metadata, a multi-regional input-output (MRIO) framework is mentioned. Further methodological differences may exist e.g. due to deviations in the treatment of secondary raw material.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators. Global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Target name

Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead

Indicator name

Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP

Designated tier

Tier II

Custodian agency

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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