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2 Seite 0 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Measuring the Importance of the Bioeconomy in Germany: Concept and Illustration Josef Efken Thünen-Institute of Market Analysis Ravello

3 Seite 1 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Motivaton Federal Ministry of agriculture: Actual share of bioeconomy from total economy a.s.a.p. Definition of bioeconomy: All industrial and economic sectors and their associated services which produce, process or in any way use biological resources

4 Seite 2 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Consequences Tight time scheduleQuick results needed No time for in depth new study Actual shareMost recent possible figures Information needsUsage of biological resources (biomass) ValueOnly activities with economic value Indicatorsi) value added and ii) employment

5 Seite 3 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Sources Studies available? Are they in line with the definition of the ministry and up to date? NO, we did not find studies that are consistent with the definition of the ministry. Official statistics? International harmonized system! Offer the possibility for future international comparisons and for actualization.

6 Seite 4 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Decisions resp. calculation rules Industries which per se deal with biological resources will be considered completely (e.g. dairy industry) All other industries will be included according to the share of biological resources used as inputs Imports are not explicitly considered (due to data constrains): Value added based on imports is included Input industries which do not use biomass will not be considered although they may be essential for the bioeconomy (e.g. agricultural machineries)

7 Seite 5 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Calculation, examples I

8 Seite 6 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Calculation, examples II

9 Seite 7 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Share of the bioeconomy within the total economy millionbillion

10 Seite 8 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Value added of the bioeconomy, 2007

11 Seite 9 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Employment within the bioeconomy, 2007

12 Seite 10 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Importance of different activities in the bioeconomy

13 Seite 11 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello System boundaries matter

14 Seite 12 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Final statements Definition is crucial Significant importance of bioeconomy Primary production has only a share of 10-20% But: Production of food products is still dominant Manufacturing outside traditional food-/wood-based processing is marginal How to deal with imported inputs How to count activities from public sector

15 Seite 13 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Now, we want to invite you to join our team in order to compare the importance of the bioeconomy across countries, … and to improve our approach Josef Efken Thünen-Institut of Market Analysis Bundesallee 50 D Braunschweig Fon: +49 (0) FAX: +49 (0) URL:

16 Seite 14 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello Consequences of international trade are unclear

17 Seite 15 Josef Efken 17th ICABR Conference, Ravello The impact of different data sources on the results


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