Determining market boundaries

It is important to be precise in describing the market where the products are to be compared, since the customer requirements and obligatory product properties that the are used to define the functional unit may be different on different markets.

The market is where the product reaches its customer. It is thus via purchases on the market that the customers can express their requirements to the product from which we can identify the obligatory product properties that that we use to define the functional unit. Therefore, it is important to be precise in describing the market for the product, in terms of its delimitation in space and time, and in terms of the customers on the market.

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Consequential-LCA (2015). Determining market boundaries. Last updated: 2015-10-27. www.consequential-lca.org.