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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Material Flow Accounts


Domestic Material Consumption 2013-2017
million tonnes
Metallic Minerals6.
Non-Metallic Minerals30.830.734.242.546.6
Fossil Fuels20.117.016.617.018.1
Other Products0.
Domestic Material Consumption95.692.696.1103.5109.9

Domestic Material Consumption increased by 6.1% in 2017

Figure 1 Domestic Material Consumption 2000-2017
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Domestic Material Consumption was estimated at 109.9 million tonnes in 2017 which was 6.1% or 6.4 million tonnes higher than in 2016 (see Headline Table). Underlying this change was an increase of 4.1 million tonnes or 9.6% in the Domestic Material Consumption of non-metallic minerals (see Headline Table).

Imports increased from 38.7 million tonnes in 2016 to 40.3 million tonnes in 2017. The largest category of imports in 2017 was fossil fuels at 14.6 million tonnes which was a small increase of 50,000 tonnes on 2016 (see Table 1).

Exports fell slightly from 18.8 million tonnes in 2016 to 18.5 million tonnes in 2017. Biomass was the largest category in exports in 2017 at 7.3 million tonnes.