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.
The Revolutionary Guard, once led by assassinated General Qassem Soleimani, is a powerful economic force in Iran. With the country's economy flailing as a potential war with the US looms, its influence is likely to grow.
Festive government stats show German Christmas tree exports took a hit in 2018, while domestic tourism and the retail sector fared well. Germany also imported more decorations and presents than ever, mostly from China.
80 percent of Britain’s auto exports go to the EU. So it’s easy to see why British car companies and above all their suppliers feel deeply uncertain about Brexit. Some firms are looking for new customers in other sectors outside the highly globalized auto industry. Others want to set up plants in new locations outside the UK.