German Iron Statistics

By Christian Ankerstjerne

German Ore Production

German production of iron ore, and its iron contents, from 1933 to 1944, in thousand tons.
Year Ore Iron contents
1933 2 592 828
1934 4 343 1 372
1935 6 044 1 849
1936 7 570 2 259
1937 9 792 2 759
1938 15 048 4 266
19391 - -
1940 19 541 5 699
1941 36 026 10 822
1942 33 838 10 189
1943 36 022 10 884
19442 26 100 7 848

Ore Imports

Imports of iron ore from 1934 to 1944, in thousand tons.
Country 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 Total
Sweden 4 695 5 509 8 248 9 084 8 992 10 025 8 418 9 260 7 975 10 262 4 500 86 968
France3 1 614 5 613 6 859 5 739 5 056 2 253 307 6 486 7 351 7 902 - 49 180
Belgium and Luxembourg4 85 362 565 1 538 1 718 1 481 629 - - - - 6 378
Spain5 634 1 321 1 068 311 1 083 133 3 170 728 456 - 5 907
Norway6 529 515 527 510 1 118 775 124 391 490 292 - 5 271
Algeria and Tunis 188 213 531 738 886 910 0 0 0 0 0 3 466
Newfoundland 341 189 172 808 1 122 831 0 0 0 0 0 3 463
Greece 84 199 182 219 249 196 0 0 0 0 0 1 129
Other countries 94 136 316 1 674 1 704 1 922 497 1 074 276 1 329 2 040 11 062
Total 8 264 14 057 18 468 20 621 21 928 18 526 9 978 17 381 16 820 20 241 6 540 172 824

Notes

  1. Unknown for 1939. Back.
  2. Ore production estimated for 1944. Back.
  3. Included under other countries for 1944. Back.
  4. Included under other countries from 1941. Back.
  5. Included under other countries for 1944. Back.
  6. Included under other countries for 1944. Back.

Sources

  1. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey : The Effects of Strategic Bombing on the German War Economy. Overall Economic Effects Division, 1945. 296 p.