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Supply of raw materials for High-tech german industries – specifying and further developing germany’s raw materials strategy. Summary

Gandenberger, Carsten; Glöser, Simon; Marscheider-Weidemann, Frank; Ostertag, Katrin; Walz, Rainer


German industry is heavily dependent on imports of non-energy mineral raw materials. Many actors see the tense situation on the international raw material markets, especially the rise in raw material prices, the increasing competition for global access to raw materials as well as the concentration of production in a few countries, some of which are politically unstable, as threats to future supply stability. This has led to raw materials policy gaining in importance in recent years.
The TAB report is dedicated to the current challenges of German raw materials policy, which arise primarily from technological change. The diffusion of new technologies can lead to an increasing demand for raw materials. Due to the low adaptability of the raw materials markets, negative repercussions on the development and production of high technologies may result, which would affect Germany as a high-tech location in a special way. Therefore, special attention is paid to the analysis of the vulnerability of German high-tech sectors to commodity supply risks. In addition to quantitative macroeconomic analyses, two case studies are used to show how individual companies are affected. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137553
Veröffentlicht am 21.10.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 08.2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137553
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 13 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 150
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Schlagwörter Raw material supply; Technology assessment; Raw material price; Raw material economy; Advanced technology; Study; Material; Economic development
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