Resource use in Germany

In the year 2011, resource consumption in Germany amounted to 1.3 billion tonnes. This is 16.2 tonnes per capita and year or 44 kg per capita and day. Minerals had the greatest share with 46 %.Click to enlarge
Raw material consumption (RMC) in Germany 2011
Source: The Use of Natural Resources. Report for Germany 2016

In the year 2011, resource consumption in Germany amounted to 1.3 billion tonnes. This is 16.2 tonnes per capita and year or 44 kg per capita and day. Minerals had the greatest share with 46 %.

„Resource use in Germany“ is the title of a UBA research project, which analyzes developments in German raw material consumption and other indicators. The project examines the manifold interlinkages between resource extraction, resource consumption and economic development. The aim of the project is the overall scientific conception and elaboration of a regular UBA resource report. The first resources report was published in November 2016 under the title „The Use of Natural Resources. Report for Germany 2016”.

This new UBA resource report focuses on renewable and non-renewable raw materials, and the themes covered range from raw material extraction and trade to the use of raw materials in the German economic system and material consumption. Other resources, such as water, land or flow resources, are the focus of a separate chapter. In order to provide a comprehensive picture, the report is not limited in scope to a national perspective but includes an in-depth account of international aspects, covering issues such as supply security and indirect raw material use.

The project “Resource use in Germany” is closely related to the German Resource Efficiency Programme (ProgRess) and its update in March 2016 by the German Federal Cabinet. The next UBA resource report in the course of the research project is planned for May 2018.

Research project „Resource use in Germany“
Period
: October 2014 – May 2018
Research number: FKZ 3714 93 105 0
Contractor: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Ecological Economics, Welthandelsplatz 1, A-1020 Vienna, Austria
Contact: Dr. Stephan Lutter, eMail: stephan [dot] lutter [at] wu [dot] ac [dot] at

<>
Share:
Article:
Printer-friendly version Send by email
Tags:
 resource use