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resource indicator

Umwelt-Indikator

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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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 2014 (2000 = 100).

The total raw material productivity grew by 26 % between 2000 and 2014.According to the German government, an average growth of 1.5% of total raw material productivity must be achieved between 2010 and 2030.Since 2010, the average annual growth rate of 1.9 % has exceeded this target.The indicator also includes raw materials needed for the production of imported goods. read more

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