Metal & Metal Processing

Metal & Metal Processing

Germany, One of the Largest Raw Material Consumers Worldwide

Drill Machine and Metal Filings | © Fotolia

Source: Drill Machine and Metal Filings | © Fotolia

Market Potential

As a major processing nation, Germany relies basically on the import of raw materials to feed the metals industry. Metals are a vital component in the production and processing of products in various leading industries, such as the automobile, machinery, construction, aerospace, medical equipment, renewable energy and information technology. Even though the metal manufacturing and processing industry has benefited from the increasing demand in the different sectors, its dependency on particularly metal mineral resources has remained unchanged at 100 percent.