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DEPLETION COSTS

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French Equivalent: Côut de la surexploitation

Definition:
Depletion costs refer to the monetary value of the quantitative depletion (beyond replenishment or regeneration) of natural assets by economic activities.

Depletion of natural resources results from their uses as raw materials in production or directly in final (household) consumption.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 03, 2003