Booming domestic demand in Germany is helping the national economy to weather the slowdown in foreign demand resulting from weaker growth in China.
Yet exports remain a pivotal factor in Europe's powerhouse, driven by an artificially low euro exchange rate. This page collates recent DW on Germany's and other nations' export figures.
German exports are booming. They've gone up 14.1 percent compared to the same period last year. The label "Made in Germany" is profiting from the recovery in the world economy, especially in countries outside the European Union. It brings home the point very clearly, just how important open markets are for the German economy.
A leading consultancy warns a hard Brexit would push up the price of German cars in Britain - putting tens of thousands of German jobs at risk. But British-built cars would also get more expensive - leaving consumers there worse off.
The first Afganistan - India air corridor has been inaugurated in a ceremony at Kabul International Airport. The Afghan government says the route is aimed at helping Afghanistan become an exporting nation. The route also bypasses Pakistan at a time where relations between Kabul and Islamabad remain strained over security issues.