This figure shows the material productivity (GDP in 1990 US$ (converted at Geary Khamis PPPs) per tonnes DMC) for the EU27 member states and selected other countries, in 2000 vs 2007 and 2005, respectively.
The data are taken from external data bases (GDP data from The Conference Board – Total Economy Database, DMC from Eurostat and OECD).
GDP in 1990 US$ (converted at Geary Khamis PPPs) per ton DMC
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