A deep dive into German trade
We’ve written several times about Germany’s economic malaise. This visualisation takes a deeper look at Europe’s dominant exporter to show how various industries are performing.
Sifting through almost 100 market segments, our 12-month rolling analysis selects the top 15 exported and imported types of goods.
Unsurprisingly, the top export category for the home of Mercedes and BMW is vehicles. This sector is doing OK, with exports by value rising 19 percent year on year. But several other categories in the top 15 are stagnant at best.
On the other side of the trade balance, falling imports of oil and gas (presumably from Russia) can clearly be seen.