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Measuring circular economy

Review paper by Finland (lead), Belarus, Canada, Colombia, Netherlands, EEA, Eurostat, UNECE, UNSD, UNEP and OECD

The Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians carried out an in-depth review of measuring circular economy in October 2020.

The document reviews existing concepts and definitions of circular economy and identifies key information needs and measurement challenges. It concludes with recommendations for addressing them. The document also presents an overview of international statistical activities and country practices in the area of measuring the circular economy

An abridged version of the paper is also available in Russian and French.