This figure shows the development of GDP, Population, DMC and Material Productivity for EU15 and EU12 between 1970 (EU15) or 1992 (EU12), respectively, and 2009 or 2007 (DMC, Material productivity), respectively
The data are taken from external data bases (GDP in PPP GK 1990 $US from Total Economy Database, Population from Eurostat, DMC from WI database, IFF database and Eurostat)
index1970=100 (EU15) or 1992=100 (EU12)
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