This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
|Unit of measurement||
Million tonnes, Tonnes per capita, Tonnes per GDP ($m)
Domestic Material Consumption (DMC) is a standard material flow accounting (MFA) indicator and reports the apparent consumption of materials in a national economy. Domestic Material Consumption (DMC) is calculated as direct imports (IM) of material plus domestic extraction (DE) of materials minus direct exports (EX) of materials. DMC per capita is calculated as DMC/UK population. DMC per GDP is calculated as DMC/GDP.
All reference to tonnes refers to Metric Tonnes.
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition for DMC and DMC per capita as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.
Domestic Material per GDP is calculated as DMC/GDP using a Constant USD conversion.
The constant USD conversion was done using methodology specified by the OECD.
The GBP values for GDP were converted with the USD exchange rate for the respective year, and then a deflator with base year 2019 was applied to transform the current USD values to constant 2019 USD values.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||23 February 2022|
|Metadata last updated||11 April 2022|