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Buenos Aires, Argentina

PART 1:  Definition of Megacity 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Brinkhoff population (2010) 13,300,000
Population 11,460,575 na 12,806,866
Population growth rate 2001-11 11.75
 GDP (millions)  41,616 105,233 283,119 Argentinian pesos 
 >GDP (PPP adjusted US dollars, millions)  52,020 75,166 108,892
 *10-year growth rate in GDP 2001 to 2011 (%)  109.33
Formal gov't for metro area (yes/no)? N
> 1 coordinating bodies (yes/no)? Y
PART 2:  Biophysical Characteristics 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Land area (km2) 3,209.00
Urbanized area (km2) 2,477.00
Heating degree days 1,174.00
Cooling degree days 199.00
Annnual precipitation (mm) 1,195.04
Annual solar radiation (k Wh/m2) 1,680.00
Building gross floor area (m2) - total 3,210,000.00
>total per capita 0.25
>residential 2,826,000.00
>residential per capita 0.22
>commercial & institutional 324,000.00
>industrial 60,000.00
PART 3:  Urban Metabolism 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Energy (Stationary)
Electricity consumption (GWh) - renewable 0.00 0.00 0.00
Electricity consumption (GWh) - grid 24,555.00 28,164.00 34,170.00
Electrical line losses (GWh)
*Total electricity consumption (GWh) 24,555.00 28,164.00 34,170.00
*Total electricity consumption (TJ) 88,398.00 101,390.40 123,012.00
*10-year growth rate 2001-2011 (%) 39.16
Natural gas (TJ) 355,806.00 453,763.00 439,663.00
Fuel oil (TJ) na na 10,298.00
Coal (TJ) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Biomass/biofuels (TJ) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other
*Total energy consumption (heating + ind. fuels) (TJ) 355,806.00 453,763.00 449,961.00
*Total energy consumption (res & comm heating) (TJ) 279,875.74
Energy (Mobile)
Gasoline (TJ) 51,194.00 43,398.00 54,311.00
Diesel (TJ) 87,158.00 67,415.00 61,474.00
Jet fuel (TJ)
Marine fuel (TJ)
Other
*Total energy consumption (transportation) excl. marine/jet fuel (TJ) 138,352.00 110,813.00 115,785.00
*10-year growth rate -16.31
*Total energy consumption (stationary + mobile) (TJ) 582,556.00 665,966.40 688,758.00
*2011 total 688,758.00
*2006 total 665,966.40
**2001 total 582,556.00
*10-year growth rate 2001-2011 (%) 18.23
Water
Consumption (ML) -- excluding line losses 1,148,764.00 1,242,177.00
Line losses (ML) 873,708.00 944,754.00
>Line losses as a percentage of consumption (%) 76.1% 76.1%
*Total water consumption (ML) excluding line losses 0.00 1,148,764.00 1,242,177.00
*Total water consumption (ML) including line losses 0.00 2,022,472.00 2,186,931.00
Production (ML) na 2,022,471.00 2,186,931.00
Production - surface water (ML) na 1,559,012.00 1,652,498.00 not representative of metro area
Production - ground water (ML) na 64,393.00 91,169.00 not representative of metro area
*10-year growth rate in water consumption 2001-2011 (%) #DIV/0!
Wastewater
Volume (ML) na na 943,543.00
Loading (kt BOD) na na na
Waste
Solid waste disposal - land (Kt) 4,527.00 4,081.00 4,531.00
Waste incineration (Kt) 0.00 0.00 0.00
*Total solid waste disposal (kt) 4,527.00 4,081.00 4,531.00
*10-year growth rate in solid waste disposal 2001-2011 (%) 0.09
Electricity sources
Coal (%) 0.71 1.14 2.186
Oil (%) 1.01 7.17 9.948
Natural gas (%) 45.92 46.55 50.794
Hydropower (%) 43.02 37.46 30.806
Nuclear (%) 9.35 7.68 6.253
Off-site wind (%) 0 0 0.012
Off-site solar (%) 0 0 0.001
Other
GHG emissions factor (t CO2e / GWh) 515 54
Electricity consumption (2011)
residential (%) 40.7
commercial/institutional (%) 27.5
industrial (%) 18.7
transportation (%) 1.1
other
Stationary energy consumption (2011)
residential (%) 54.4
commercial/institutional (%) 7.8
industrial (%) 37.8
other
Materials (2011)
Building materials
Cement
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Steel
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Other
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Food
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Other
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