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Domestic raw material consumption (RMC)

Domestic raw material consumption (RMC) measures the domestic final use of raw materials including domestic and imported raw material equivalents. It is calculated by adding imported raw materials to domestic direct inputs and, respectively, by subtracting the raw material equivalents of exported raw materials and processed products, i.e. the inputs required in the country to produce the imported or exported volume of materials. It is a more accurate description of burdens on the environment than domestic material consumption and also a more sensible indicator for comparisons between countries.

RMC = DE + IMPrme – EXPrme

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus