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Revised Plan for Level of Industry in the Anglo-American Zones (August 29, 1947)

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2. For the plastics industry, capacity somewhat larger than prewar will be retained. Approximately one quarter of existing capacity of this industry will be made available for reparations.
3. Capacity for the production of 34,000 tons of dyestuffs will be retained, which is somewhat below prewar. One plant will be available for reparations in this industry, with a capacity of 2,500 tons of sulphur [black] dyes.
4. One pharmaceutical plant for the production of atabrine will be available for reparations. This will leave the bizonal area with a capacity equal to about 87% of prewar production.
5. In the miscellaneous chemical groups, a capacity greater than the pre-war level of production will be retained. About 15% of the capacity will be available for reparations.
6. In the basic, organic, and inorganic chemical industries, sufficient capacity will be retained to permit output at about prewar levels. Not more than 17% of present capacity will be removed as reparations.

G. Cement. All of the cement capacity in the bizonal area is required and will be retained.

H. Electric Power. Except for certain power stations attached to industrial plants scheduled for reparations under this plan, and power plants already allocated for reparations, no further removals will take place. In order to sustain the level of production required by the bizonal economy, the present power plants in the bizonal area will have to be substantially repaired and replaced to meet the power requirements.

I. Non-ferrous metals. The bizonal copper requirements are 93% of estimated current refining capacity. Fabricating capacity for 215,000 tons of copper in the bizonal area will be retained, as compared with 140,000 tons for all of Germany under the old plan. This will make available for reparations one smelter plant and an appreciable quantity of fabrication facilities, including special pieces of equipment that are surplus to individual plant.


The production of aluminum, beryllium, vanadium, and magnesium is prohibited under the previous level of industry plan. No plants in these industries will be made available for reparations purposes pending further review. No change is proposed in the arrangements made under the previous plan in regard to ball bearings, synthetic ammonia, synthetic rubber, and synthetic gasoline and oil.

Source: Revised Plan for Level of Industry in the Anglo-American Zones (August 29, 1947), in United States Department of State, Germany 1947-1949: The Story in Documents. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950, p. 358; reprinted in Beata Ruhm von Oppen, ed., Documents on Germany under Occupation, 1945-1954. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1955, pp. 239-45.

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