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Indicator: Greenhouse gas emissions in industry

A graph shows greenhouse gas emissions and gross value-added between 1995 and 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions fell from 238.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents in 1995 to 184.0 million tonnes in 2016. Gross value-added increased during that time.

Greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing industry fell by nearly 23 % between 1995 and 2016.Over the same period, productivity grew by about 49 %.Overall greenhouse gas emissions in Germany should fall by 95 % compared to 1990 by 2050. read more


Indicator: Energy consumption in manufacturing

A graph shows the trend for primary energy consumption in the manufacturing industry and the proportion of gross value-added (price-adjusted) between 1995 and 2016. In 1995, energy consumption amounted to 3,744 Petajoules, and in 2016, to 3,866 Petajoules.

Energy consumption in manufacturing hardly changed at all between 1995 and 2016.The energy consumption in the sectorhas been declining slightly since 2005.Germany’s primary energy consumption should fall by 50 % by 2050. The manufacturing sector will have to contribute to it. read more


Indicator: Environmental protection goods

A graph shows the value of environmental protection goods produced between 2009 and 2015 as well as the share of these goods in the overall industrial production.

Approximately 6 % of industrial production in Germany can be used to protect the environment, e.g. for noise protection or climate mitigation.In 2015, potential environmental protection goods worth about 83.4 billion euros were produced in Germany.The production of environmental protection goods has slightly increased since 2013. read more


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