China: Consumption clearly on the rise14 March 2023 – Chinese consumption is steadily increasing. In February, the granting of short-term consumer loans in China rose by more than 250%. This is likely to have already reached the local economy and to continue to increase. EU committee presents figures for raw material requirements for the energy turnaround – almost half a billion tonnes of special and stainless steels are needed to build 700,000 onshore wind turbines alone. Source