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Raw material input for consumption and investments in 2014: 1.3 billion tonnes

According to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's raw material footprint amounted to 1.30 billion tonnes in 2014. The footprint indicates how much raw material is used globally for the production of goods to meet consumption and investment demand in Germany. Compared with 2000, the figure was down by 17%. However, it had hardly changed since 2010 (+1%).

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Energy consumption

Household energy consumption for housing continued to increase in 2017

In 2017, households in Germany used 1.5% more energy for housing purposes (not including motor fuels) compared with 2016. According to calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), they used 679 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy (temperature adjusted) for room heating, hot water, lighting and electrical appliances. This increase strengthened the upward trend. While household energy consumption declined markedly between 2000 and 2014, it has continuously increased ever since.

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Primary energy consumption again slightly up since 2014

Besides developing renewable energy sources, reducing energy consumption by saving energy and increasing energy efficiency is the second major pillar in the process of transforming the energy system. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that primary energy consumption in Germany has again increased slightly since the all-time low reached in 2014.

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Share of renewable energy sources was roughly 15% in 2016

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that renewable energy sources accounted for 14.6% of gross final energy consumption in 2016, up from 3.7% in 2000.

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Emissions

Balance of greenhouse gas emissions in land use deteriorated between 2010 and 2015

Although more greenhouse gases were absorbed from the environment than released into it by land use, land-use change and forestry activities in 2015, too, this balance has deteriorated since 2010.

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Continued increase in engine performance of passenger cars prevents reduction in CO2 emissions

The average engine performance of newly registered passenger cars increased significantly from 2008 to 2015. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the new registrations of 2015 had an average engine performance of 105.7 kilowatts (kW).

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IN FOCUS / 2013-06-11

There’s a lot of water in our clothes

If your jeans are dirty you put them in the wash. But water is needed long before clothes get washed. Considerable quantities of water are required for growing raw cotton and for processing cotton into a finished item of clothing.

The withdrawal of water from natural sources places a heavy burden on the environment, especially in those supplier countries of raw cotton which depend on irrigation water to meet most of their need for water. So, consumers are increasingly made aware not only of the poor working conditions in textile production, as made apparent by the recent accidents in Bangladesh, but also of the environmental burdens involved.

This STATmagazin sets out to show how much water is needed for the cotton clothes bought by consumers in Germany, explains how the virtual water content is calculated and analyses the environmental burdens that our consumption causes in the cotton-growing countries.

Selected Publications

Tables on EEA,
Part 1

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting - Part 1: Macroeconomic overview tables, Economic indices - Edition 2017

The tables on Environmental-Economic Accounts (EEA) include data on a number of various subjects of EEA. They are organized in 5 parts each of which in introduced with short explanations on EEA in general and on the different themes.

Tables on EEA,
Part 2

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting - Part 2: Energy - Edition 2017

The tables on Environmental-Economic Accounts (EEA) include data on a number of various subjects of EEA. They are organized in 5 parts each of which in introduced with short explanations on EEA in general and on the different themes.

Tables on EEA,
Part 3

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting - Part 3: Air emissions - Edition 2017

The tables on Environmental-Economic Accounts (EEA) include data on a number of various subjects of EEA. They are organized in 5 parts each of which in introduced with short explanations on EEA in general and on the different themes.

Tables on EEA,
Part 4

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting - Part 4: Raw materials, Use of water, Waste water, Waste, Environment protection measures - Edition 2017

The tables on Environmental-Economic Accounts (EEA) include data on a number of various subjects of EEA. They are organized in 5 parts each of which in introduced with short explanations on EEA in general and on the different themes.

Tables on EEA,
Part 5

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting

Tables on Environmental-Economic Accounting - Part 5: Transport and the environment, Agriculture and the environment, Forest accounting - Edition 2017

The tables on Environmental-Economic Accounts (EEA) include data on a number of various subjects of EEA. They are organized in 5 parts each of which in introduced with short explanations on EEA in general and on the different themes.

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