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.
Discord over war-era labor compensation has snowballed into a rapidly escalating trade conflict between Japan and South Korea. Seoul said today it was moving to reduce its dependency on Japanese exports - and Japan may yet remove South Korea from its list of preferred trading partners. The dispute could hurt global supply chains. Allies, like the US, are concerned.