Germany remains dependent on Chinese raw materials

Magnesium ingots at a Fugu Taida Chemical warehouse in Shaanxi. China serves a large part of global demand.

For decades, it was unthinkable that Russia would eventually stop supplying gas to Germany. Now Vladimir Putin has cut gas supplies. German ministries are developing emergency plans for the winter. Not only private households are affected, but also the industry, which will almost certainly have to curb production.

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