Exploring the UK's Carbon Footprint

Changing environmental impact of products

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1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
All Products Agriculture Clothing & Textiles Transport
Power, Water & Waste Manufacturing Mining & Construction Services

This chart shows that products are being made more efficiently but we are buying more and more of them. Each line represent a different product group and you can track how spend and emissions intensity has changed from 1997 onwards.

The spends remove price effects from inflation and the axes show percentage increases or decreases from the starting year.