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UK's carbon footprint

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UK's Carbon Footprint 1997-2015

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Data download consumption emissions 1997-2015

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Table 13 - Indirect emissions from the supply chain

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This publication investigates the impact that UK consumption has on carbon dioxide emissions. The worldwide production of goods consumed in the UK is taken into account, as well as goods produced in the UK and emissions directly generated by UK households. The structure of the UK economy has been shifting towards the services sector. The consequence of this is that more of the goods UK households consume are now produced abroad.

We are all consumers – of food and drink, personal travel, household products and travel tourism. As such, we are accountable to some degree for the pressures which our consumption puts on the environment.

Please note Table 13 (Indirect emissions from the supply chain) has been discontinued. We recommend you use the conversion factors for converting and calculating supply chain emissions factors

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Published 13 December 2012
Last updated 3 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Annual update.
  2. Annual update to publication.
  3. Headings amended on Data download consumption emissions 1997-2013 table.
  4. Embedded emissions spread sheet amended.
  5. slightly amended the download consumption emissions table
  6. Annual update to statistical notice and dataset.
  7. new edition published with data to 2012
  8. Amendment to Table 13.
  9. updated table 13 appended on indirect emissions to the supply chain
  10. New figures 1997-2011
  11. First published.