Environmental goods and services sector accounts — Practical guide — 2016 edition
The environmental goods and services sector (EGSS), sometimes called ‘eco-industries’ or ‘environmental industry’, comprises all entities in their capacity as environmental producers, i.e., undertaking the economic activities that result in products for environmental protection and resource management. The environmental goods and services sector accounts is one of the European environmental-economic accounts and it is the ideal framework to collect data on value added and employment for the environmental sector. This practical guide proposes compilation methods for the EGSS accounts using existing data sources, most of them EU-wide sources. In addition, this guide documents methods that Eurostat has been using to produce estimates for a number of years. This guide is meant to be a companion of the Eurostat EGSS handbook, 2016 edition.