The concepts described on these pages are words and expressions used in statistics with a specific, limited meaning. In everyday speech the word may have a different meaning. In connection with each definition you can find information about which sets of statistics use the concept.
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Economy-wide material flow accounts (EW-MFA)
Economy-wide material flow accounts describe the volumes of materials extracted, transferred or transformed from domestic nature, raw materials and processed products imported from abroad, and exports of raw materials and processed products. The statistics describe all solid, gaseous and liquid materials with the exception of air and water. The statistics are consistent with the Economy-Wide Material Flow Accounting (EW-MFA) framework outlined in the EU Regulation on environmental accounting and in the UN Handbook on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting.
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Validity of the definition
- Valid until (31 December 2078)