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Term
Bitumen (code O4695)
Term extension
Energy
Definition
Solid, semi-solid or viscous hydrocarbon with a colloidal structure, being brown to black in colour, obtained as a residue in the distillation of crude oil, by vacuum distillation of oil residues from atmospheric distillation. Bitumen is often referred to as asphalt and is primarily used for the construction of roads and for roofing material. Includes fluidised and cut back bitumen.
Remark
Current Eurostat dissemination code: O4695
Old Eurostat dissemination code: 3283
Standard International Energy Product Classification (SIEC): Class 4695
SDMX (CL_SIEC_E): O4695
Source
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics
Hyperlink
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32008R1099
Other link(s)
Relationships between products and flows of energy balances
International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES)
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