Top German Imports from the World
In 2018 Germany bought US$1.287 trillion worth of imported products gaining 5.9% since 2014 and up by 10.2% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 German Imports from China

China's exports to Germany amounted to
$125.2 billion or 9.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $37.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $29 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $5 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $4.7 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $4.5 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $4 billion
  7. Toys, games: $3.7 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $3.2 billion
  9. Footwear: $3.2 billion
10. Plastics: $2.9 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Germany amounted to
$105.1 billion or 8.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $19.5 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $11.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $6.9 billion
  4. Plastics: $6.5 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $5.2 billion
  6. Vehicles: $5 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $4.1 billion
  8. Dairy, eggs, honey: $3 billion
  9. Live trees and plants: $2.8 billion
10. Iron and steel: $2.7 billion
Top 10 German Imports from France

France's exports to Germany amounted to
$77 billion or 6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $11.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $8.5 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6.8 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $5.7 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $4.2 billion
  6. Plastics: $3.9 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $3.3 billion
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.3 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $2.1 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.8 billion
Top 10 German Imports from the US

America's exports to Germany amounted to
$76.3 billion or 5.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $16.3 billion
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $9.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $8.1 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $7.7 billion
  5. Vehicles: $6.5 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.1 billion
  7. Plastics: $2.4 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $2.2 billion
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.1 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $2.1 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Germany amounted to
$71.1 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $10.2 billion
  2. Vehicles: $8.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.4 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $4.3 billion
  5. Plastics: $4.1 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $3.7 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $3.4 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $3.2 billion
  9. Beverages: $1.7 billion
10. Footwear: $1.4 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Germany amounted to
$65.1 billion or 5.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $8.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $8.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $7.1 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $4.9 billion
  5. Plastics: $3.3 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $2.7 billion
  7. Wood: $1.6 billion
  8. Paper: $1.5 billion
  9. Rubber: $1.4 billion
10. Iron and steel: $1.4 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Czech Rep

Czech Republic's exports to Germany amounted to $56.3 billion or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $13.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.9 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $8.6 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.4 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2.3 billion
  6. Plastics: $2 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.3 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  9. Rubber: $1.2 billion
10. Toys, games: $1.1 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Germany amounted to
$54.8 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $9.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.2 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $5.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $4.1 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $3.9 billion
  6. Gems, precious metals: $3.6 billion
  7. Plastics: $2.8 billion
  8. Clocks, watches: $1.3 billion
  9. Aluminum: $1.3 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.2 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Germany amounted to
$53.5 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $9.9 billion
  2. Plastics: $6 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $4.3 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $4 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  7. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.4 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $1.3 billion
10. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Austria

Austria's exports to Germany amounted to
$49.6 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $6 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.4 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $3.2 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.6 billion
  6. Aluminum: $1.7 billion
  7. Paper: $1.6 billion
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1.6 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $1.6 billion
10. Wood: $1.3 billion
Top 10 German Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Germany amounted to $43.3 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $5.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.6 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.2 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.5 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $2.3 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.9 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
Fastest-Growing German Imports 2018
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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