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Definition: Degree of self-sufficiency

Agriculture statistics

The degree of self-sufficiency of a given region indicates up to which extent "domestic production" (from a domestic raw material) of this region is in a position to cover all the needs or "domestic use" (total use for humans, animals and industry) of this region. With regard to the balance sheets, the degree of self-sufficiency is calculated by Eurostat as 

"Domestic production" x 100
        "Domestic use"
Eurostat, "Main stages in the meat food chain in Europe", Statistics in Focus, Agriculture and fisheries, 6/2006, Luxembourg, 2006