The FIGARO project provides experimental EU-inter country Supply, Use and Input-Output Tables (EU-IC-SUIOTs), also referred to as the FIGARO tables. These tables are the result of a co-operation project between Eurostat and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
In April 2018, FIGARO tables relating to the reference year 2010 were released for the first time, constituting one of the main outcomes of the project. A second important achievement is the current document, a statistical working paper describing in detail the whole compilation process of producing FIGARO tables, in terms of data inputs and methodology.
The FIGARO tables are a tool for analysing the socio-economic and environmental effects of globalisation in the European Union (EU). Two important applications are given in this book. The first relates to EU air emissions embodied in EU exports to the rest of the world and the second quantifies the number of EU jobs embodied in extra-EU exports.
The last chapters elaborate on the future plans of the FIGARO project, FIGARO Act I which are twofold: Firstly to produce regular FIGARO tables every year, as well as time series from 2010 to 2018 by the end of 2020 and second to contribute to the global inter-country input-output tables in collaboration with international organisations such as the OECD and the UN. [+]