Trends in the use of material resources in EU-15, 1970 to 2010 (top) and EU-12, 1992 to 2010
Change 2000 to 2009 in EU-15/EU-12: Total DMC (– 9.9/+ 28.4 %);
Biomass (– 2.4/+ 5.8 %); Metals (– 35.9/– 22 %);
Non-metal minerals (– 13.5/+ 82.4 %); Fossil fuels (– 5.6/– 5.1%).
EU-15 includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
EU-12 includes Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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