Resource productivity in Slovenia is strongly affected by the construction sector. Consumption of non-metallic mineral resources has a great impact primarily due to the weight of these products. It was the lowest in 2007, after which it began to grow due to a decline in construction activity. In 2014, it reached 1.34 EUR/kg. However, it is still below the EU average (1.98 EUR/kg).
Resource productivity is an indicator expressing the ratio between gross domestic product (GDP) and domestic material consumption (DMC) in relation to weight. It is one of the most important indicators measuring the efficiency of resource use.
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia,SI-STAT,2016;
EEA report More From Less – material resource efficiency in Europe, Country profile, 2015
· To increase resource productivity, to decouple economic growth from resource use, to increase competitiveness and supply reliability;
· to improve the functioning of the economy while reducing pressures on the environment.