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Study on Data Inventory for a Raw Material System Analysis

Study on Data Inventory for a Raw Material System Analysis
Published on: 18/03/2016
Author: European Commission
The study aims to build knowledge and understanding of Europe’s critical raw materials’ flows. Many of these materials are used in everyday applications and are essential for the production of common goods, high-tech products, and emerging innovation.

This study includes a full Material System Analysis for 28 groups of materials used in the economy of the 28 EU countries. The European Commission is committed to ensuring the supply and increasing the availability of raw materials for European industry in the context of the EU Raw Materials Initiative. A comprehensive data inventory of the material flows in industry and society is crucial for providing evidence and information useful in discussions and the decision-making process regarding the supply of raw materials.