market for cement, limestone cement 6-20%, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
C:Manufacturing/23:Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products/239:Manufacture of non-metallic mineral products n.e.c./2394:Manufacture of cement, lime and plaster
ZA - South Africa
Reference year: 2017 - 2017

Location: ZA - South Africa
Local market data set for South African conditions based on the local production of cement.
1.2% of the cement is transported -using rail whereas 98.8% by road. Source: Department of Minerals and Energy SA (2005), Dolomite and Limestone in South Africa: Supply and Demand, Report R49/2005. Transport distances are ZA specific and represent weighted average data calculated from 2 cement production plants which represent 8% of the market share as of 2017. The data do not include exports by these cement plants or imports.

Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


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Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
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