German Raw Material Statistics

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Oil Production, 1940

Source Barrels per day
Germany 750 000
Austria 850 000
Poland and Czechoslovakia 550 000
Romania 2 500 000
Hungary 900 000
Synthetic oil 4 250 000
Other 1 000 000
Total 10 800 000

Raw Material Consumption, 1942

German consumption of steel, chromium, manganese, molybdenum, tungsten, nickel, copper, zinc, tin, aluminum, rubber (excluding recycled rubber), oil, and coal, in thousand tons.
Raw Material Consumption
Steel 32 000.0
Chromium 45.0
Manganese 240.0
Molybdenum 1.5
Tungsten 2.5
Nickel 4.5
Copper 164.0
Zinc 322.0
Tin 1.0
Aluminum 357.0
Rubber 97.0
Oil 6 500.0
Coal 320 000.0

Raw Material Production, 1939-1944

German production of steel, aluminum, coal, and synthetic oil, from 1939 to 1944, in million tons.
Year Steel Aluminum Coal Synthetic Oil
1939 23.7 0.199 204.8 2.2
1940 21.5 0.211 247.9 3.1
1941 31.8 0.234 248.3 4.1
1942 32.1 0.264 264.2 4.9
1943 34.6 0.250 268.9 5.7
1944 28.5 0.245 249.0 3.8

Sources

  1. Rohstoffverbrauch 1942 : Vergleich. 1943. 1 p.
  2. DEIGHTON, Len. Blood, Tears and Folly : An Objective Look at World War II. New York, NY : Castle Books, 1999. 653 p. ISBN 0-7858-1114-1.