News Digest Item
26 Feb 2018

Cars remain Germany’s most important export good in 2017


Germany exported cars and car components worth 234.4 billion euros in 2017, the highest figure of any industry, Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said in a press release. Machinery and chemical products rank second and third, with 183.6 billion and 114.7 billion euros in export receipts respectively. Cars and car components were also Germany’s most important import good in that year, with products worth 114.6 billion euros coming into the country.

Read the press release in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet The Energiewende and German carmakers for more information.

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