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IN FOCUS / 2016-11-07

Presidential election: United States were Germany's main trading partner in 2015

On 8 November, the 58th presidential election was held in the United States. The Republican Donald Trump will enter the White House as the next US President. One of the issues that are important for Germany is how the trade relations between the USA and the EU will develop in the future.

In 2015 the United States were Germany's most important trading partner. Goods to the total value of 174.0 billion euros were traded between the two countries. France, which had always been Germany's number one trading partner in the past four decades, ranked second (169.6 billion euros).

In 2015, Germany exported goods to the total value of 113.7 billion euros to the United States. Among the most important export goods were motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (34.1 billion euros), machinery (17,6 billion euros) and pharmaceutical products (13.4 billion euros). Imports of American goods amounted to 60.2 billion euros. The main import goods were computers, electronic and optical products (8.0 billion euros).

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