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German Industry at Disadvantage due to High Electricity Prices

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RT reports that big German production companies have decided to no longer expand in Germany due to high energy prices.

“German industry is at increasing disadvantage owing to the growing energy price disadvantage that it faces. Average industrial electricity prices in Germany have risen approximately 60 percent since 2007, while prices in the United States and in China have increased less than 10 percent,” market research firm IHS wrote in a study published earlier this year.

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