Generation of Primary Waste by Sector (thousand tonnes)
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21st July 2015

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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2018): Environmental Statistics (Data downloaded: 28th September 2018). UK Data Service. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/env/2018-09

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This dataset shows data provided by Member countries' authorities through the questionnaire on the state of the environment (OECD/Eurostat), and to Eurostat through the Waste Statistics Regulation.

They were updated or revised on the basis of data from other national and international sources available to the OECD Secretariat, and on the basis of comments received from national Delegates. Selected updates were also done in the context of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews. The data are harmonised through the work of the OECD Working Party on Environmental Information (WPEI) and benefit from continued data quality efforts in OECD member countries, the OECD itself and other international organisations.

In many countries, systematic collection of environmental data has a short history; sources are typically spread across a range of agencies and levels of government, and information is often collected for other purposes. When interpreting these data, one should keep in mind that definitions and measurement methods vary among countries, and that inter-country comparisons require careful interpretation. One should also note that data presented here refer to national level and may conceal major subnational differences.

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21st September 2015

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Annual

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Tonnes

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Generation of Primary Waste by Sector (thousand tonnes)Contact person/organisation

http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/help/get-in-touch.aspxhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/help/get-in-touch.aspxData source(s) used

This dataset shows data provided by Member countries' authorities through the questionnaire on the state of the environment (OECD/Eurostat), and to Eurostat through the Waste Statistics Regulation.

They were updated or revised on the basis of data from other national and international sources available to the OECD Secretariat, and on the basis of comments received from national Delegates. Selected updates were also done in the context of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews. The data are harmonised through the work of the OECD Working Party on Environmental Information (WPEI) and benefit from continued data quality efforts in OECD member countries, the OECD itself and other international organisations.

In many countries, systematic collection of environmental data has a short history; sources are typically spread across a range of agencies and levels of government, and information is often collected for other purposes. When interpreting these data, one should keep in mind that definitions and measurement methods vary among countries, and that inter-country comparisons require careful interpretation. One should also note that data presented here refer to national level and may conceal major subnational differences.

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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2018): Environmental Statistics (Data downloaded: 28th September 2018). UK Data Service. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/env/2018-09

Date last input received

21st July 2015

Unit of measure used

Tonnes

Power codeThousandsPeriodicity

Annual

Date last updated

21st September 2015

Key statistical concept

This dataset presents waste produced by the various sectors of economic activity (agriculture, mining and quarrying, manufacturing industry, energy production, water purification and distribution, construction, etc.) for the last year available. The disaggregation of waste by sector follows the major divisions of International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) Rev. 4.

Countries' metadatahttp://stats.ukdataservice.ac.uk/metadata/OECD/env/WSECTOR-metadata.pdf
Recommended uses and limitations

Guide to OECD Environment Statisticshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/use-data/guides/dataset/environment-statisticsOther comments

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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