Material flow accounts
Domestic Material Consumption increased by 6.2% in 2017, with GDP increasing by 2.8% - 2017
21 December 2018


Domestic Consumption of Materials increased by 6.2% in 2017, well above GDP growth in volume (2.8%). This evolution resulted in a decrease in resource productivity (-3.2%). Naturally, this result reflects in part the change in the composition of GDP growth, namely as a consequence of the bigger contribution of Construction.
In 2017, Portugal recorded a per capita domestic material consumption of 15.9 tons, moving away from the European average (13.6 tons) and dropping one position in the EU28 ranking (from 13th country with the lowest consumption in 2016 to 14th in 2017).

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