Table 2
Goods and services purchases resulting in the highest indirect emissions from households, 2004p

Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please "contact us" to request a format other than those available.

Standard symbols

  Emissions1 Contribution to total household indirect emissions Personal expenditure2 Percent contribution to total spending Emissions intensity3
kilotonnes percent millions of dollars percent kilotonnes per millions of dollars
Personal expenditure categories of final demand4  
Electricity 41,445 20 13,570 2 3.054
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 39,857 19 67,105 9 0.594
Restaurants and accommodation services 15,716 8 49,505 7 0.317
Motor fuels and lubricants 15,137 7 24,245 3 0.624
Subtotal 112,155 54 154,425 21 ...
1. Domestic industrial emissions associated with producing goods and services to meet household demand.
2. Household spending on consumer goods and services, plus the operating expenses of private non-profit organizations serving households.
3. Domestic industrial emissions per unit of total personal expenditure.
4. Final demand in the Canadian System of National Accounts (CSNA) is broken down into 170 categories, 52 of which are related to personal expenditure by individuals, families and private non-profit organizations. Each of the 719 goods and services in the CSNA is assigned to one of these 52 broad categories of personal expenditure.
Source(s): Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Material and Energy Flow Accounts, 2008. Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 380-0024, accessed November 12, 2008.


Date modified: