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.
Since the beginning of November, seasonal workers in the Danish city of Lundy have been cutting, packing and shipping Nordmann firs. Denmark produces almost 12 million Christmas trees a year, and this small northern country exports just under 10 million of them - it's Europe's top producer.