Imports$1.198 trillion (2011 est.)
Exports$1.408 trillion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)2.3% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate6% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$38,400 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.6% (2010 est.)
Internet users65.125 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular105 million (2009)
Population growth rate-0.2% (2012 est.)
Population81,305,856 (July 2012 est.)
As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations.
European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945.
With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR)....
The German economy - the fifth largest economy in the world in PPP terms and Europe's largest - is a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and household equipment and benefits from a highly skilled labor force.
Like its western European neighbors, Germany faces significant demographic challenges to sustained long-term growth.
Low fertility rates and declining net immigration are increasing pressure on the country's social welfare system and necessitate structural reforms....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the grand coalition comprising the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of the chancellor, Angela Merkel, its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social ...
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Germany, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...
Germany's recovery continues apace, driven in particular by a strengthening consumer sector. Going forward, the tight labour market means that real wages will continue to grow at a robust pace and with ...
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