EITI Status Yet to be assessed against the 2016 Standard
Joined EITI in 2016
Latest Data From 2016
Website EITI Germany
Last updated 19 December 2018

Germany is Europe's largest, and the world's fifth largest economy (CIA World Factbook). The country is one of the biggest commodity consumers worldwide, particularly in terms of mineral resources. 

While generally regarded as a resource-poor country, it has relatively large deposits of lignite, potash and rock salt as well as rocks and soils for the construction industry. Oil and gas are extracted, mainly in North Germany and the North Sea. A map with an overview of the location of minerals in Germany can be found here

The value of Germany's extractive resources amounted to EUR 14.8 bn in 2013 (Source: Mining and Statistics, 2013).

By implementing the EITI, we are boosting transparency and dialogue in the raw materials sector. It is important to ensure that this process is understandable and easily accessible for all stakeholders, and also for the general public. For this reason, in future all the information about D-EITI will be explained on the website ““ and made available in the form of open data. In this way, D-EITI usefully complements the statutory reporting requirements for payments by raw materials companies to state bodies and the European register of beneficial ownership, which we have agreed on with our European partners.
Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Special Federal Government Commissioner for EITI Implementation in Germany


Oil and Gas Production (Sm3 o.e.)

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Mineral production (tonnes)

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Revenue collection

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Bubble Chart: Government Receipts by Entities (Top 5)

Reconciled revenues by top 5 companies


Germany lodged an EITI candidature application on 22 December 2015. The application is available here (and listed below). The application is being considered by the EITI Board and a decision is expected in early 2016.

At its meeting on 10 June 2015, which was attended by the Special Representative Mr Beckmeyer, the D-EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group agreed on the objectives for EITI implementation in Germany.

On 10 March 2015 the German Federal Government formed a multi-stakeholder group, to be based on equal representation.

On 2 July 2014 the Cabinet of the German Federal Government announced its committment for full implementation of the EITI, the global Standard for transparency of government revenues from natural resources. Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, was appointed Special Representative for D-EITI. 



Germany's Validation against the Standard will commence on 1 January 2019 . The country was admitted as EITI candidate in 2016.