Germany runs up highest trade surplus as exports top new record

German-made goods were in strong demand all over the world last year, with exports to the EU rising 7.0 percent and exports to other countries rising 5.6 percentGermany clocked up its highest-ever trade surplus in 2015 as both exports and imports powered ahead to new records, official data showed on Tuesday. German exports jumped by 6.4 percent to 1.196 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion) in the whole of 2015 and imports advanced by 4.2 percent to 948 billion euros, the federal statistics office calculated. The trade surplus is a key gauge of an economy’s comparative strength and underlines the robustness of Europe’s biggest economy amid the current global economic uncertainties.

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Germany runs up highest trade surplus as exports top new record

German-made goods were in strong demand all over the world last year, with exports to the EU rising 7.0 percent and exports to other countries rising 5.6 percentGermany clocked up its highest-ever trade surplus in 2015 as both exports and imports powered ahead to new records, official data showed on Tuesday. German exports jumped by 6.4 percent to 1.196 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion) in the whole of 2015 and imports advanced by 4.2 percent to 948 billion euros, the federal statistics office calculated. The trade surplus is a key gauge of an economy’s comparative strength and underlines the robustness of Europe’s biggest economy amid the current global economic uncertainties.

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