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Table 1:

Ecological Footprints of Countries Around the World

(1999 data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in acres per capita)

 

 

 

Country

Population (in millions)

Ecological Footprint (Millions of Acres)

Ecological Footprint (per person)

Current Capacity (per person)

Ecological Deficit (if negative)

Ecological Deficit/Surplus as % of Capacity

Ecological Deficit (Millions of acres)

WORLD

6,210.10

37,260.6

6.0

4.7

(-1.3)

-27.7%

8,073.1

Argentina

37.9

284.3

7.5

16.5

9.0

54.5%

341.1

Australia

19.7

368.4

18.7

36.1

17.4

48.2%

342.78

Austria

8.1

94.8

11.7

6.9

(-4.8)

-69.6%

-38.88

Bangladesh

134

174.2

1.3

0.7

(-0.6)

-85.7%

-11.82

Brazil

174.5

1,029.6

5.9

14.9

9.0

60.4%

-4.86

Canada

31.2

680.2

21.8

35.2

13.3

37.8%

-80.4

Chile

15.6

120.1

7.7

10.5

(-2.8)

-26.7%

 

China

1,284.20

4,880.0

3.8

2.6

(-1.2)

-46.2%

 

Denmark

5.4

87.5

16.2

8.0

(-8.2)

-102.5%

 

Egypt

66.2

244.9

3.7

1.9

(-1.8)

-94.7%

 

Finland

5.2

108.2

20.8

21.3

0.5

2.3%

2.6

France

59.3

770.9

13.0

7.1

(-5.9)

-83.1%

 

Germany

82.2

953.5

11.6

4.3

(-7.3)

-169.8%

 !

India

1,053.40

2,001.5

1.9

1.7

(-0.2)

-11.8%

 

Indonesia

217.3

608.4

2.8

4.5

1.7

37.8%

 

Italy

57.7

548.2

9.5

2.9

(-6.6)

-227.6%

 

Japan

127.2

1,501.0

11.8

1.7

(-10.0)

-588.2%

 

Korea Republic

48.1

394.4

8.2

1.8

(-6.4)

-355.6%

 

Malaysia

24.4

190.3

7.8

8.4

0.6

7.1%

 

Mexico

100.8

625.0

6.2

4.2

(-2.1)

-50.0%

 

Netherlands

16.1

191.6

11.9

2.0

(-9.9)

-495.0%

 

Norway

4.6

90.2

19.6

14.7

(-4.9)

-33.3%

 

Pakistan

144.8

231.7

1.6

1.0

(-0.6)

-60.0%

 

Philippines

78.3

227.1

2.9

1.4

(-1.5)

-107.1%

 

Poland

38.6

351.3

9.1

4.0

(-5.1)

-127.5%

 

Russia

144.2

1,600.6

11.1

12.0

0.9

7.5%

 

South Africa

44.2

472.9

10.7

6.0

(-4.7)

-78.3%

 

Spain

39.5

454.3

11.5

4.4

(-7.1)

-161.4%

 

Sweden

8.9

147.7

16.6

18.1

1.5

8.3%

 

Switzerland

7.3

74.5

10.2

4.5

(-5.7)

-126.7%

 

Thailand

61.7

234.5

3.8

3.4

(-0.4)

-11.8%

-24.68

Turkey

67.2

329.3

4.9

3.0

(-1.8)

-60.0%

-120.96

United Kingdom

60.2

794.6

13.2

4.1

(-9.1)

-222.0%

-547.82

United States

288.3

6,919.2

24.0

13.0

(-10.9)

-83.8%

-3142.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: A nation`s Ecological Footprint is a measure of the amount of productive land area needed to support that nation`s consumption and waste. The calculations are based on officially published and peer reviewed data.

Source: The Earth Day Network.

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.