resource indicator


Indicator: Total raw material productivity

A graph shows the total raw material productivity plus the primary raw material inputs and the sum of gross domestic product and the value imports from 2000 to 2016 (2000 = 100).

The total raw material productivity grew by 35 % between 2000 and 2016.According to the German government, an average growth of 1.6 % of total raw material productivity must be achieved between 2010 and 2030.Since 2010, the average annual growth rate of 2.4 % has exceeded this target.The indicator also includes raw materials needed for the production of imported goods. read more


Indicator: Raw material consumption

A graph shows the primary raw material consumption per capita for 2000 to 2016. 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 24 % between 2000 and 2016. No trend could be detected for the recent time period since 2009.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 by international comparison and has to be reduced further. read more


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