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Nearly three out of four Germans say that they are better off than ever before – and yet most Germans are worried about the future. The “German Angst” – as it is referred to in the English-speaking world – always shows itself when we are doing well, writes Andreas Falke, Executive Director of FBDi, the German distribution association.

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Overcoming the supply shortages affecting numerous electronic components, German distributors reported continued growth during the first quarter of 2018. For the period January to March 2018, the distribution companies organised under the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) reported sales of 978m Euros – up 7% compared with Q1/2017.

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The start of the new year has heralded the introduction of several new regulations and ordinances, which according to the German component distribution association, FBDi, are also relevant to the distribution of electronic components.
The EU 2017/852 ‘Mercury Regulation’ defines measures and conditions for the use and storage of and the trade in mercury, mercury compounds and mixtures a well as the production, use of and trade in mercury-added products.