Results of the Four Year Plan

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The Second Four Year Plan was introduced in 1936 and the results of it showed that in many areas it failed to achieve its targets. The plan was meant to make Nazi Germany self-sufficient in all industrial goods so that the country was free from pressure asserted by overseas nations if they chose to curb Germany’s expansionist policy thatHitler wanted to start as soon as was possible. The Four Year Plan was put under the control ofHermann Goering and the statistics show that in some areas of industry Goering set absurdly high target figures that Nazi Germany simply was not in a position to hit – such as the production of synthetic oil.

Mineral/synthetic oil

1936: 1,790,000

1938: 2,340,000

1942: 6,260,000

Target: 13,830 thousands of gallons

Aluminium

1936: 98,000

1938: 166,000

1942: 260,000

Target: 273 thousands of tons

Buna rubber

1936: 700,000

1938: 5,000

1942: 96,000

Target: 120 thousands of tons

Nitrogen

1936: 770

1938: 914

1942: 930

Target: 1040 thousands of tons

Explosives

1936: 18,000

1938: 45,000

1942: 300,000

Target: 223 thousands of tons

Powder

1936: 20,000

1938: 26,000

1942: 150,000

Target: 217 thousands of tons

Steel

1936: 19,216

1938: 22,656

1942: 20,480

Target: 24,000 tons

Iron Ore

1936: 2255

1938: 3360

1942: 4137

Target: 5549 tons

Brown coal

1936: 161,382

1938: 194,985

1942: 245, 918

Target: 240,000 tons

Hard coal

1936: 158,400

1938: 186,186

1942: 166,059

Target: 213,000 tons

Output in thousands of tons

June 2012