The United States became the first trading partner of Germany, overtaking France, who held this position since the mid-1970s, according to official figures released Wednesday, March 2nd. “In 2015, goods worth 173.2 billion euros were exchanged between the Germany and the USA (exports and imports),” that which made the United States “the most important trading partner of the Germany “, followed by France (170.1 billion euros) and the Netherlands (167 , EUR 6 billion), details the federal statistics Office Destatis said in a statement.
It is also to the United States as the Germany has the most exported in 2015, France, the first country customer of German products since 1961, rising to second place. It is China that the Germany has the most imported, France in third place behind the Netherlands. The adjective “trading partner” was very often put forward to the praise of the Franco-German relationship and the strength of political and economic ties between the two countries.
But the year past, the weakness of the euro against the dollar – which boosts exports outside the euro area – and the renewed strength of the US economy have greatly boosted trade between the Germany and the United States. The Germany should instead be remained the largest trading partner of France.