Official Statistics

UK and England's carbon footprint to 2020

Annual greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions relating to UK and England consumption.


Table 13 - Indirect emissions from the supply chain - original data

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UK consumption account methodology


This publication looks at the carbon footprint for the UK and England.

The carbon footprint refers to emissions that are associated with the consumption spending of UK/England’s residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise along the supply chain, and those which are directly generated by UK/England’s households through private motoring and burning fuel to heat homes. These emissions are often referred to as ‘consumption emissions’ to distinguish them from estimates relating to the emissions ‘produced’ within a country’s territory or economic sphere.

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Published 13 December 2012
Last updated 2 August 2023 + show all updates
  1. A small error was spotted in the COICOP multipliers, which has now been fixed.

  2. Corrections to data in figure 7.

  3. Annual update to include data up to and including 2020.

  4. There was 1 incorrect figure on the summary product page for both GHG and CO2. These have now been corrected.

  5. Change of contact email address.

  6. New edition with data for the UK and England up to and including 2019.

  7. Amendment to time range in title of one of the attachments, plus typo amended in file name of that attachment.

  8. Error has been corrected.

  9. Minor revisions made to stats notice.

  10. Minor amendments made to statistical notice and now re-accessibility checked and fully compliant.

  11. 2021 publication including annual update with data for 2018.

  12. Amendments made to statistical release to ensure it is fully accessible.

  13. Broken links fixed.

  14. Replacement of ODS attachment with corrected version.

  15. Amendment to colour contrast of figure 2, text non justified and link fixed.

  16. Annual update.

  17. Annual update.

  18. Annual update.

  19. Annual update to publication.

  20. Headings amended on Data download consumption emissions 1997-2013 table.

  21. Embedded emissions spread sheet amended.

  22. slightly amended the download consumption emissions table

  23. Annual update to statistical notice and dataset.

  24. new edition published with data to 2012

  25. Amendment to Table 13.

  26. updated table 13 appended on indirect emissions to the supply chain

  27. New figures 1997-2011

  28. First published.