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Raw material indicator


Indicator: Raw material consumption

A graph shows the primary raw material consumption per capita for 2000 to 2014. It is divided according to different types of materials. Raw material consumption dropped over the long-term but hasn’t shown a clear direction in recent years.

Per capita raw material consumption fell by 16 % between 2000 and 2014.In 2014 61 % of primary raw material were needed for consumption. 39 % were used for investments for equipment and building.These figures include raw materials which were required for the production of consumed goods at home and abroad.German raw material consumption is too high and is to be reduced further. read more


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