Material productivity indicators

The compatibility of MFA with economic data from the System of National Accounts (SNA) enables direct relation of material flow-based indicators with indicators of economic performance, such as GDP. These interlinkage indicators quantify the material productivity (or, more generally, resource efficiency) of an economic system by calculating economic output (measured in monetary units) generated per material input (in physical units), for example GDP/DMC. Material productivity indicators thus are suitable tools to monitor processes of de-coupling resource use from economic growth as a key strategy towards a more sustainable use of natural resources.

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