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Foreign Trade

The main German export product: motor vehicles

Accounting for 18.9% motor vehicles and parts thereof of exports, was Germany's main export product in 2016. Machinery (14.1%) and chemical products (8.9%) ranked second and third, respectively, among the most important export items.

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Key figures

Foreign trade 2016
Exports€ 1,207 bn
Imports€ 955 bn
Export surplus€ 252 bn
Export propensity38.5%
Import penetration rate33.1%

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