Canadian System of Environmental-Economic Accounts - Physical Flow Accounts (PFA)

Final demand category of physical flow, measure

Final demand category refers to the attribution of consumption and emissions to the end-user of goods and services rather than the producer. It includes direct and indirect consumption and emissions. For energy, an example of direct energy use is the gasoline required by households to drive their car, whereas an example of indirect energy use is the energy required by refineries and other industries to produce the gasoline the household purchased. Energy use is expressed on a net basis to avoid double-counting of electrical energy generated from fossil fuels.

Physical flows refers to the consumption of water or energy and emissions of gaseous constituents.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Kilotonnes
  • Terajoules
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