Germany: Economy

Economic Trivia

The fifth largest economy in the world in PPP terms and Europe's largest - is a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and household equipment and benefits from a highly skilled labor force.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners: France, Netherlands, and China
Top 3 Exported Goods: Industrial Machinery, Motor Vehicles & Parts, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Iron; Steel; Coal; Cement; Chemicals; Machinery; Vehicles; Machine Tools; Electronics; Food and Beverages; Shipbuilding; Textiles

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $3,493 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 0.432% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $43,332 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 5/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.505% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $466 million (2011)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 49.4% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 22.047% (2012)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 21.821% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $240,743,211,202 (2012)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 41,762,514 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.5% (2012)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 28.2% (2012)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 70.2% (2012)
Unemployment Rate 5.4% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $1,618,994 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,841,828 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 75.148% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $32,627 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $263,485,424,083 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Germany’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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