The OECD Inventory of Circular Economy indicators

The OECD Inventory of Circular Economy Indicators collects 474 circular-economy-related indicators, between 2018 and 2020. Collected indicators belong to 29 circular economy studies of which 8 are applied at the national level, 8 at the regional level and 11 at the local level. The OECD inventory includes indicators signalled by respondents of the OECD Survey on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions (OECD, 2020). As per the geographical scope, most of the indicators are from European sources but the inventory also includes available sources from North and South America (Canada, Chile and Colombia).

The OECD inventory gathers input, process and output indicators employed by governments at different levels, in particular to monitor and evaluate the progress of existing circular economy strategies. The inventory provides an overview of circular economy measurement frameworks. It helps identify measurement gaps and can be a source of inspiration for governments wishing to develop or use indicators to improve circular-economy-related policies.

The inventory is intended to be a dynamic tool to be frequently and regularly updated given the progress made by countries, regions and cities in developing circular economy strategies and related measurement frameworks.