Top German Imports from the World
In 2016, fifth-richest country Germany bought US$1.055 trillion worth of imported products down by -9.3% since 2012 and down by -0.3% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 German Imports from the Netherlands

Dutch exports to Germany amounted to
$134.6 billion or 12.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $16.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $14.9 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $14.8 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $9.5 billion
  5. Vehicles: $6.6 billion
  6. Plastics: $6.2 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $4.4 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $3.8 billion
  9. Aluminum: $3.2 billion
10. Iron and steel: $3.1 billion
Top 10 German Imports from China

China's exports to Germany amounted to
$77.3 billion or 7.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $21.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $16.5 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $3.6 billion
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $3.3 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $2.9 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $2.6 billion
  7. Footwear: $2 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $2 billion
  9. Toys, games: $1.9 billion
10. Plastics: $1.9 billion
Top 10 German Imports from France

France's exports to Germany amounted to
$77.3 billion or 7.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $14.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $9.6 billion
  3. Machinery: $7.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $6.5 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $3.6 billion
  6. Plastics: $3.3 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $2.8 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $2.1 billion
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.6 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Germany amounted to
$62.2 billion or 5.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $7.7 billion
  3. Plastics: $6 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $4.7 billion
  5. Machinery: $3.4 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.4 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $3.3 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.9 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Germany amounted to
$57.6 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $8.6 billion
  2. Vehicles: $7.1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.2 billion
  4. Plastics: $3.4 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $2.8 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $2.7 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $2.4 billion
  8. Beverages: $1.5 billion
  9. Aluminum: $1.4 billion
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.2 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Germany amounted to
$54.8 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $7 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.6 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $6.1 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $4.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.5 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $2.2 billion
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.5 billion
  8. Wood: $1.4 billion
  9. Rubber: $1.3 billion
10. Paper: $1.2 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Czech Rep

Czech Republic's exports to Germany amounted to $49.8 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $11.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $9.8 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $8.9 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.3 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $1.8 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.6 billion
  7. Rubber: $1.2 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $929.2 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $845.6 million
10. Toys, games: $830.5 million
Top 10 German Imports from the US

America's exports to Germany amounted to
$48 billion or 4.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $10.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $7.8 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $5.7 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $4.4 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $3.5 billion
  6. Other chemical goods: $1.5 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.4 billion
  8. Live trees and plants: $1.1 billion
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $975.8 million
10. Organic chemicals: $960.3 million
Top 10 German Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Germany amounted to
$46.6 billion or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $6.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.5 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $5.7 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $3.7 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $3.3 billion
  6. Gems, precious metals: $3.2 billion
  7. Plastics: $2.3 billion
  8. Live trees and plants: $1.7 billion
  9. Cereals: $1.1 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.1 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Austria

Austria's exports to Germany amounted to
$45.4 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $8.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.7 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.4 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $2.2 billion
  6. Aluminum: $1.7 billion
  7. Paper: $1.4 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $1.4 billion
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
10. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
Top 10 German Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Germany amounted to $42.8 billion or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $5.2 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $4.8 billion
  3. Vehicles: $4.8 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $4.5 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.4 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.1 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.7 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.5 billion
Fastest-Growing German Imports 2016
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