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Data Acquisition for Applying Physical Input-Output Tables in Chinese Cities

The Case of Suzhou


Address correspondence to: Professor Tianzhu Zhang School of Environment, State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control Tsinghua University Beijing 100084, China


The physical input-output table (PIOT) is a useful tool for analyzing the environmental sustainability of cities. Taking Chinese statistical sources as an example in this study, we discuss data acquisition methods for applying the PIOT to cities. We propose several methods and present a case study of Suzhou City to illustrate the proposed methods. These methods can provide foundations for constructing the PIOT of cities in other countries.

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