www.materialflows.net is an online portal for material flow data, providing access to material flow data sets on the national level. The website is based on the worldwide unique comprehensive database on global resource extraction - the SERI/WU Global Material Flows Database, set up and administrated by SERI (Sustainable Europe Research Institute) and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), in cooperation with the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy. The database comprises data for more than 200 countries, the time period of 1980 to 2011, and more than 300 different materials aggregated into 12 categories of material flows.


Update 2011 – data, trends, visualisations, download material

We are proud to announce the finalization of the next data update. The online database now encompasses the period 1980-2011 for extraction and trade data. More detailed information on specific improvements or changes with regard to previous versions can be found here.

Furthermore, we have updated all the different sections describing or building on the data – background information, trend analyses, visualization tools, download materials (fact sheets and slides), etc. This updated material shall serve as timely foundation for the users’ works in the areas of research, policy making and strategy design.

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