Environmental goods and services sector (environment industry)

Environmental gross value added

2019
16.8 bn Euro
Gone up vs. 2014

Environmental export

2019
13.4 bn Euro
Gone up vs. 2014

Eco-employees

2019
195 751 persons
Gone up vs. 2014

Description

"The Environmental Goods and Services Sector" (EGSS) method was developed in order to reflect the environmental economy in a comprehensive and internationally comparable form. On the one hand, it comprises the totality of activities aimed at measuring, avoiding, reducing, limiting or remedying environmental damage. This includes environmentally friendly or less polluting technologies, processes and products that reduce environmental risks and minimize pollution.
On the other hand, it focuses on the careful use of natural resources. This results mainly in resource-efficient goods, technologies and services.

The accounts on the environmental goods and services sector, which are published annually at the national and at federal province levels, are based on various basic statistics of Statistics Austria, supplemented by a survey and numerous external data sources.

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Highlights

Environmental output (chart)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Environmental goods and services sector (EGSS). Compiled on 16 May 2022.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Environmental goods and services sector (EGSS). Compiled on 16 May 2022.

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