Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 86.5 % in 2017 in Germany, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.06 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Germany reached an all time high of 86.5 % in 2017 and an all time low of 30.8 % in 1972. When compared to Germany's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Austria amounted to 104 %, 170 % in Belgium, 62.9 % in France and 105 % in Poland in 2017.
Germany has been ranked 67th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 24 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.