Germany

Germany

Demography

 

Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
Capital City: Berlin
Population: 82,329,758 (2009)
Total surface area in sq.km: 357,021 sq km
Official language: German
Currency: Euro

 

Economy

 

GDP (current USD): $ 3,273 billion
GDP per capita (PPP): $ 34,200
Inflation Rate (annual, 2009): 0.0%
Currency Exchange Rate (average, 2009): $ 1.39

 

Trade

 

Total Exports:

$ 1,216 billion

Total Exports as a % of GDP:

34%

Total Imports:

$ 936 billion

Total imports as a %of GDP:

29%

Exports to South Asia (% of total exports):

1.0%

Imports from South Asia (% of total imports):

0.9%

Documents required for exports (Number):

4

Documents required for Imports (Number):

5

Ease of doing business (Rank):

25

 

Top 5 Countries by Imports:

 

Country

Share in total imports

France

8.4%

Netherlands

8.3%

China

7.1%

USA

5.9%

Italy

5.7%


Top 5 Commodities by Imports:
 

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.

12.5%

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound reacorders adn reproducers, and parts and accessories of articles.

10.6%

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products or their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes.

10.5%

Miscellaneous goods.

9.3%

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof.

8.2%

Iron and steel.

3.3%

 

Infrastructure

Number of Airports: 550
Number of Ports: 8
Roads (kms): 644,471 km
Rail (kms): 33,862 km
Mobile user penetration (per 100 people): 129 (2008)
Landline user penetration (per 100): 63 (2008)
Internet user penetration (per 100): 75 (2008)

 

Relationship with India

 

Read Bilateral Relations with India

Share of India in total imports: 0.6%

Top 5 imported commodities from India:

Commodity Type

Share in total imports

Engineering goods

36.2%

Readymade garments

17.7%

Chemicals & related products

12.1%

Other manufactured goods

9.4%

Leather & leather manufactures

8.0%

Textiles (excluding readymade garments)

7.3%

 

Trade Facilitation Bodies

Indo-German Chamber of Commerce

Director General

Mr. Born Hardstein Ruecke

Address

Maker Tower "E", Ist Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai-400 005

Phone

91-22-2218 6131

Fax

91-22-2218 0523

E-mail

delhi@indo-german.com

 

Sources: World Development Indicators, CIA world Factbook, UN Comtrade