Ifo: Reduce raw material dependence on China

Batteries, robotics, renewable energies: Germany is dependent on imports of raw materials for many key technologies, according to an Ifo study – often from individual supplier countries such as China. “Urgent action is needed for crisis-proof supply chains for nine critical minerals,” concluded Lisandra Flach, Head of the Ifo Center for International Economics, from the study published by her economic research institute on Thursday. These are

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