Germany Economic Indicators
Germany runs regular trade surpluses since 1952, primarily due to strong exports of vehicles and other machinery. In 2017, the largest trade surpluses were recorded with the US, the UK, France, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the UAE; while the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, Vietnam, No...
In Germany, the Germany Composite Output Index tracks business trends across both the manufacturing and service sectors, based on data collected from a representative panel of over 1,000 companies (50 percent from the manufacturing sector and 50 percent from the services sector). The index tracks va...
The German economy - the fifth largest economy in the world and Europe's largest - is a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and household equipment and benefits from a highly skilled labor force. Composition of the GDP on the expenditure side: household consumption (55 percent), gros...
Germany is a member of the European Union which has adopted the euro. Germany's benchmark interest rate is set by the European Central Bank. The official designation for the rate is main refinancing operation.
In Germany, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.