Supply Chain Explorer

Detailed supply chains

How to use: Hover over i for details. Click to navigate between sectors.

Demo mode is limited to exploring flows within one country (Vietnam). The full tool is included in any license which covers All Countries with multipliers

This data visualization lets you explore the global supply chains documented in Eora. On the lefthand side you can see the supply chain flowing in to the target sector. This tree consists of direct suppliers (aka "tier 1"), their suppliers ("tier 2"), their suppliers' suppliers, and so on. Minor suppliers are not shown. On the righthand side, you can see the where the goods and services produced by this sector are sold.

To view embodied pollution, resource use, wages, etc., embodied in a supply chain, choose one of the indicators from the dropdown list. The visualization will be redrawn showing key sectors according to their contribution to the upstream footprint of the target sector.

Looking downstream from the target sector being examined, it is possible to see both how a given downstream user relies on goods, services, and impacts exerted at the target sector, as well as explore the income-based footprint of the target sector. The income-based footprint shows how income in the target sector is reliant on resource use or impacts occuring downstream. The income-based responsibility perspective indicates that Luxembourg and Australia have the world's highest per capita income-based carbon footprints since their main sources of income (financial services, coal, and ore) rely on large emissions occuring downstream.

Explore by clicking on any sector. Hover over a sector to see more detail.

Total footprint

When exploring a given target sector ("S"), S has a total global footprint that is exerted in the course of creating the inputs it purchases. This view lets you look inside that footprint and see where - in which sectors and which countries - that footprint falls. When looking at S's footprint in monetary terms note that the total economy-wide production induced to supply its needs can exceed S's own gross turnover since that upstream output is utilized by intermediate sectors in addition to S.

Looking downstream this view reveals where - in which sectors and countries - the revenue flowing into the target sector arises from.