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Is Germany Now Venezuela? Toilet Paper Shortage Looms Amid Energy Crisis

(by Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge) – Driven by the imminent energy crisis accelerating across Europe, and policymakers’ refusal to acquiesce because “we have to save democracy in Ukraine”, the German paper industry is warning of supply bottlenecks for toilet paper.

As reports, the paper industry is sounding the alarm: In the event of a gas shortage, it would no longer be possible to produce enough toilet paper.

For the “International Day of Toilet Paper” on Friday, the German paper industry warns of new bottlenecks.

Martin Krengel, Vice President of the Association “The Paper Industry”, said:

“We are particularly dependent on gas for the production of tissue paper. Without it, we will no longer be able to provide security of supply,” 

According to data provided by Die Papierindustrie, each German citizen uses an average of 134 rolls of toilet paper per year.

“In the current energy crisis, our top priority is to provide people with this important commodity,” Krengel stressed.

The last time Germany suffered a toilet paper shortage was at the start of the pandemic, which led to hoarding.

Are hyperinflating electricity costs and toilet paper shortages a sign of things to come? What next? Eating flamingoes like the Venezuelans?

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