Material Flow Accounts, Slovenia, 2020

Domestic material consumption down by 2.6% over the previous year

Compared to the previous year, in 2020 the direct material input decreased by 4.5% and the domestic material consumption by 2.6%. 8.2% less materials were imported and 7.4% less materials were exported. The domestic extraction decreased by 1.2%. 

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Direct material input 4.5% lower than in 2019

In 2020, the direct material input was 45.1 million tonnes (53.8% from domestic sources and 46.2% from imports), which is 4.5% less than in 2019.

24.3 million tonnes of materials produced or extracted on domestic territory were used in 2020. Compared to the previous year, extraction of biomass decreased by 1.5%, extraction of minerals also by 1.5%, while extraction of fossil energy materials increased by 1%.

In 2020, 20.8 million tonnes of raw and processed materials were imported (20.4% of these materials were raw products, 26.5% semi-manufactured products and 53.1% finished products), which is 8.2% less than in the previous year. In comparison with 2019, less biomass and biomass products (by 1.8%), metal ores and concentrates (by 8.2%) and fossil energy materials (by 8.7%) were imported. On the other hand, more non-metallic minerals (by 1%) were imported.

Domestic material consumption down by 2.6% 

In 2020, the domestic material consumption was 27.5 million tonnes, which is 2.6% less than in 2019.

17.6 million tonnes of raw and processed materials were exported (18.5% of these materials were raw products, 24.5% semi-manufactured products and 57% finished products), which is 7.4% less than in the previous year. In 2020, less biomass and biomass products (by 2.5%), metal ores and concentrates (by 8.1%), non-metallic minerals (by 0.7%) and fossil energy materials (by 24.6%) were exported than in the previous year.

Physical trade balance 12.1% lower than in 2019

In 2020, the physical trade balance was 3.3 million tonnes, which is 12.1% less than in 2019. This means that 3.3 million tonnes more materials were imported than exported in 2020.

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database

Material flows indicators, Slovenia
Material flows indicators, Slovenia
1) DMI = direct material input.
2) DMC = domestic material consumption.
3) DE = domestic extraction.
4) PTB = physical trade balance.
Source: SURS
Material flows indicators, Slovenia, 2020
Domestic
extraction
ImportsExportsDirect
material
input2)
Domestic
material
consumption3)
Physical
trade
balance4)
tonnes (1,000)
Materials - total1)24,26520,82217,56145,08727,5263,261
  biomass and biomass products6,6296,4667,52913,0955,566-1,064
  metal ores and concentrates, raw and processed-3,9463,3613,946585585
  non-metallic minerals, raw and processed14,4573,1042,62517,56114,936479
  fossil energy materials, raw and processed3,1795,9142,4739,0946,6213,442
  other products-1,3921,5731,392-181-181
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1) Some totals do not add up due to rounding.
2) Direct material input = domestic extraction + imports.
3) Domestic material consumption = direct material input - exports.
4) Physical trade balance = imports - exports.
Source: SURS
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