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 (2016): China, United States, and France
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Motor Vehicles & Parts, Industrial Machinery, 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) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $4,193,922,741,398 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.223% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $50,716 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 5/195 (2017)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.483% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $466,463,000 (2011)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.9% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.345% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 20.664% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $297,117,538,113 (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 43,473,204 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.285% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 27.259% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 71.457% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 3.736% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $1,458,541,538,696 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,737,069,506,126 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 68.818% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $77,983,391,530 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $276,257,007,955 (2016)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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

Sources

  1. The World Bank