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South Africa

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Reporting Obligations

Obligation Legislative Instrument Report To Reporting Format Deadline
Obligation Legislative Instrument Report To Reporting Format Deadline
Yearly report to the Basel Convention Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal Basel Convention Electronic Reporting System of the Basel Convention

2015-12-31
DDT Registration Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention DDT Questionnaires

2016-12-31
Implementation plan Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention Guidance for Developing a National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

National Report Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention Electronic Reporting System of the Stockholm Convention (SC-ERS)

2018-12-31
National report on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity Convention on Biological Diversity Convention on Biological Diversity National Reports Guidelines

2017-03-31
Thematic reports Convention on Biological Diversity Convention on Biological Diversity Thematic Reports Guidelines

National Report Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals UNEP-CMS Secretariat CMS Family Online Reporting System

2017-04-30

UNEP Projects: Addis

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UNEP Projects: PIMS

Programme Information and Management System (PIMS) was created with the intention of supporting the functional needs of the entire UNEP Programme of Work cycle. Since its launch in 2009, PIMS has contributed to the improvement of programme delivery in the organization. It supports the planning process, guiding the way in which UNEP plans its future programming and allocates resources in a more strategic manner, taking into account lessons learned and good practices.

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Natural Resources

Indicators on resource use and emissions help monitor patterns and rates of resource use and efficiency in countries. This data is intended to help governments understand how economic growth patterns influence resource use; evaluate the impacts of policies adopted in the past; and develop effective strategies to improve resource efficiency through targeted SCP policies and actions.

The database below enables users to search the Materials domain using the Search box on the right. To download datasets click on Download dataset. To chart the data, click on the Chart option available in all rows. The dataset is based on international data sources.

Please refer to the Technical Annex.

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Indicator Chart Units 1970* 1980* 1990* 2000* 2010*
Domestic Extraction Chart tonnes 437199328.00 545569728.00 610602176.00 661286464.00 681346240.00
Domestic Extraction (Biomass) Chart tonnes 98961176.00 127521040.00 132853912.00 158073184.00 165871856.00
Domestic Extraction (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 56091000.00 115120000.00 176060000.00 226330000.00 255718000.00
Domestic Extraction (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 235098768.00 233696368.00 228038432.00 203492496.00 159292512.00
Domestic Extraction (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 47048404.00 69232304.00 73649800.00 73390800.00 100463904.00
Domestic Extraction per capita Chart tonnes per capita 19.43 18.76 16.60 14.75 13.24
Domestic Extraction per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 4.40 4.39 3.61 3.52 3.22
Domestic Extraction per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 2.49 3.96 4.79 5.05 4.97
Domestic Extraction per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 10.45 8.04 6.20 4.54 3.10
Domestic Extraction per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 2.09 2.38 2.00 1.64 1.95
Domestic Material Consumption Chart tonnes 447113024.00 528465920.00 573080128.00 605975104.00 639635008.00
Domestic Material Consumption (Biomass) Chart tonnes 97005872.00 122076240.00 132853912.00 158073184.00 165871856.00
Domestic Material Consumption (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 67960000.00 103461000.00 138538000.00 171018624.00 214006736.00
Domestic Material Consumption (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 235098768.00 233696368.00 228038432.00 203492496.00 159292512.00
Domestic Material Consumption (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 47048404.00 69232304.00 73649800.00 73390800.00 100463904.00
Domestic Material Consumption per Capita Chart tonnes per capita 19.87 18.17 15.58 13.51 12.43
Domestic Material Consumption per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 4.31 4.20 3.61 3.52 3.22
Domestic Material Consumption per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 3.02 3.56 3.77 3.81 4.16
Domestic Material Consumption per Capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 10.45 8.04 6.20 4.54 3.10
Domestic Material Consumption per Capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 2.09 2.38 2.00 1.64 1.95
Domestic Material Input Chart tonnes 452107552.00 563489280.00 622980160.00 738306880.00 803711680.00
Domestic Material Input (Biomass) Chart tonnes 100556384.00 128940632.00 132853912.00 168402784.00 177394240.00
Domestic Material Input (Biomass) Chart tonnes 69404000.00 131620000.00 188438000.00 248985376.00 288739520.00
Domestic Material Input (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 235098768.00 233696368.00 228038432.00 240046560.00 233419984.00
Domestic Material Input (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 47048404.00 69232304.00 73649800.00 80872160.00 104157952.00
Domestic Material Input per capita Chart tonnes per capita 20.09 19.38 16.93 16.46 15.62
Domestic Material Input per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 4.47 4.43 3.61 3.76 3.45
Domestic Material Input per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 3.08 4.53 5.12 5.55 5.61
Domestic Material Input per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 10.45 8.04 6.20 5.35 4.54
Domestic Material Input per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 2.09 2.38 2.00 1.80 2.02
Export Footprint per capita Chart tonnes per capita 6.69 7.74 7.16
Export Footprint per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 0.85 0.95 0.97
Export Footprint per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 2.83 3.61 3.38
Export Footprint per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 2.22 2.34 1.78
Export Footprint per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.80 0.83 1.03
Exports Chart tonnes 4994509.00 35023392.00 49900000.00 132331776.00 164076704.00
Exports (Biomass) Chart tonnes 3550509.00 6864394.00 0.00 10329594.00 11522387.00
Exports (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 1444000.00 28159000.00 49900000.00 77966760.00 74732784.00
Exports (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 0.00 36554064.00 74127472.00
Exports (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 0.00 7481359.00 3694052.00
Exports per capita Chart tonnes per capita 0.22 1.20 1.36 2.95 3.19
Exports per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 0.16 0.24 0.00 0.23 0.22
Exports per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 0.06 0.97 1.36 1.74 1.45
Exports per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.82 1.44
Exports per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.07
GDP (2005 USD) Chart US$_Exch_2005 110199767040.00 153509150720.00 178330664960.00 213585215488.00 300266455040.00
Imports Chart tonnes 14908205.00 17919598.00 12378000.00 77020392.00 122365432.00
Imports (Biomass) Chart tonnes 1595205.12 1419598.12 0.00 10329594.00 11522387.00
Imports (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 13313000.00 16500000.00 12378000.00 22655378.00 33021520.00
Imports (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 0.00 36554064.00 74127472.00
Imports (Non-metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 0.00 7481359.00 3694052.00
Imports per capita Chart tonnes per capita 0.66 0.62 0.34 1.72 2.38
Imports per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 0.07 0.05 0.00 0.23 0.22
Imports per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 0.59 0.57 0.34 0.51 0.64
Imports per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.82 1.44
Imports per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.07
Material Footprint Chart tonnes 417400000.00 416200000.00 450000000.00
Material Footprint (Biomass) Chart tonnes 116000000.00 142000000.00 149000000.00
Material Footprint (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 80000000.00 78700000.00 104000000.00
Material Footprint (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 155000000.00 115000000.00 91000000.00
Material Footprint (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 66400000.00 80500000.00 106000000.00
Material Footprint Intensity Chart kilograms per US$ 2.34 1.95 1.50
Material Footprint Intensity (Biomass) Chart kilograms per US$ 0.65 0.66 0.50
Material Footprint Intensity (Fossil Fuels) Chart kilograms per US$ 0.45 0.37 0.35
Material Footprint Intensity (Metal Ores) Chart kilograms per US$ 0.87 0.54 0.30
Material Footprint Intensity (Non-Metal Ores) Chart kilograms per US$ 0.37 0.38 0.35
Material Footprint of Exports Chart tonnes 246300000.00 346900000.00 368600000.00
Material Footprint of Exports (Biomass) Chart tonnes 31200000.00 42600000.00 50100000.00
Material Footprint of Exports (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 104000000.00 162000000.00 174000000.00
Material Footprint of Exports (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 81800000.00 105000000.00 91700000.00
Material Footprint of Exports (Non-metalic Minerals) Chart tonnes 29300000.00 37300000.00 52800000.00
Material Footprint of Imports Chart tonnes 52920000.00 101500000.00 137600000.00
Material Footprint of Imports (Biomass) Chart tonnes 13900000.00 26600000.00 33900000.00
Material Footprint of Imports (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 8100000.00 14000000.00 22300000.00
Material Footprint of Imports (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 8920000.00 16400000.00 23400000.00
Material Footprint of Imports (Non-metalic Minerals) Chart tonnes 22000000.00 44500000.00 58000000.00
Material Footprint of Imports per capita Chart tonnes per capita 1.44 2.26 2.67
Material Footprint of Imports per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 0.38 0.59 0.66
Material Footprint of Imports per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 0.22 0.31 0.43
Material Footprint of Imports per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.24 0.37 0.45
Material Footprint of Imports per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.60 0.99 1.13
Material Footprint per capita Chart tonnes per capita 11.34 9.28 8.75
Material Footprint per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita 3.15 3.17 2.90
Material Footprint per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 2.17 1.75 2.02
Material Footprint per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 4.21 2.56 1.77
Material Footprint per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 1.80 1.80 2.06
Material Intensity Chart kg per US$ 4.06 3.44 3.21 2.84 2.13
Physical Trade Balance (Biomass) Chart tonnes -1955303.88 -5444796.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Physical Trade Balance (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes 11869000.00 -11659000.00 -37522000.00 -55311384.00 -41711264.00
Physical Trade Balance (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Physical Trade Balance (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Physical Trade Balance (Total) Chart tonnes 9913696.00 -17103796.00 -37522000.00 -55311384.00 -41711264.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint Chart tonnes -193380000.00 -245400000.00 -231000000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint (Biomass) Chart tonnes -17300000.00 -16000000.00 -16200000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes -95900000.00 -148000000.00 -151700000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes -72880000.00 -88600000.00 -68300000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes -7300000.00 7200000.00 5200000.00
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita Chart tonnes per capita -5.26 -5.47 -4.49
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita -0.47 -0.36 -0.31
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita -2.61 -3.30 -2.95
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita -1.98 -1.98 -1.33
Physical Trade Balance Footprint per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita -0.20 0.16 0.10
Physical Trade Balance per capita Chart tonnes per capita 0.44 -0.59 -1.02 -1.23 -0.81
Physical Trade Balance per capita (Biomass) Chart tonnes per capita -0.09 -0.19 0.00 0.00 0.00
Physical Trade Balance per capita (Fossil Fuels) Chart tonnes per capita 0.53 -0.40 -1.02 -1.23 -0.81
Physical Trade Balance per capita (Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Physical Trade Balance per capita (Non-Metal Ores) Chart tonnes per capita 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Population Chart persons 22503000.00 29077000.00 36793000.00 44846000.00 51452000.00


* For values shown as "0.00" no positive real value was officially recorded in the base data sets used for any of the underlying components which make up this aggregated total.

Data Source: UNEP (2015). Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity. A Report of the International Resource Panel. Schandl, H.; Fischer-Kowalski, M.; West, J.; Giljum, S.; Dittrich, M.; Eisenmenger, N.; Geschke, A.; Lieber, M.; Wieland, H.P.; Krausmann, F.; Gierlinger, S.; Hosking, K.; Lenzen, M.; Tanikawa, H.; Miatto, A.; Fishman, T.

Inclusive Wealth Index

The inclusive wealth index measures the wealth of nations by carrying out a comprehensive analysis of a country’s productive base. That is, it measures all of the assets from which human well-being is derived, including manufactured, human and natural capital. In this, it measures a nation’s capacity to create and maintain human well-being over time. An inclusive approach to calculating wealth opens the spectrum of how we measure success, and reflects our common desire for health and well-being across generations.

Inclusive Wealth
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Data Source: UNU-IHDP and UNEP (2014). Inclusive Wealth Report, 2014. Measuring progress toward sustainability.

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