Top German Imports from the World
In 2017 Germany bought US$1.168 trillion worth of imported products down by -1.6% since 2013 but up by 10.1% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 German Imports from China

China's exports to Germany amounted to
$113.6 billion or 9.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $33.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $26 billion
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $4.9 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $4.4 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $4.4 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $3.5 billion
  7. Toys, games: $3.5 billion
  8. Footwear: $2.9 billion
  9. Plastics: $2.6 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $2.6 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Germany amounted to
$95.4 billion or 8.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $15.2 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $10.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $6.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $5.9 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $5.4 billion
  6. Vehicles: $4.2 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $3.6 billion
  8. Dairy, eggs, honey: $2.8 billion
  9. Live trees and plants: $2.6 billion
10. Iron and steel: $2.5 billion
Top 10 German Imports from France

France's exports to Germany amounted to
$72.4 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $10.4 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $9.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $7.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $4.8 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $4.1 billion
  6. Plastics: $3.6 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $2.8 billion
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.9 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.6 billion
Top 10 German Imports from the US

America's exports to Germany amounted to
$68.9 billion or 5.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $13.3 billion
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $8.3 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $8.1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $7.6 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $7 billion
  6. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $2.2 billion
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $2 billion
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.8 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $1.6 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Germany amounted to
$63 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $9.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $7.8 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.2 billion
  4. Plastics: $3.7 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $3 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $3 billion
  7. Iron or steel products: $2.9 billion
  8. Beverages: $1.6 billion
  9. Fruits, nuts: $1.4 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Germany amounted to
$57.7 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $7.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $6.5 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $4.7 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.9 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $2.5 billion
  7. Wood: $1.5 billion
  8. Rubber: $1.4 billion
  9. Paper: $1.4 billion
10. Iron and steel: $1.3 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Czech Rep

Czech Republic's exports to Germany amounted to $52.2 billion or 4.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $12.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $10 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $8 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.4 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2.1 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.9 billion
  7. Rubber: $1.1 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  9. Iron and steel: $1.1 billion
10. Toys, games: $846.7 million
Top 10 German Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Germany amounted to
$52.1 billion or 4.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $8.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.7 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $5.6 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $4 billion
  5. Gems, precious metals: $3.8 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $3.6 billion
  7. Plastics: $2.6 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 Austria

Austria's exports to Germany amounted to
$46.1 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $8.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $5.5 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.4 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $2.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.3 billion
  6. Aluminum: $1.7 billion
  7. Paper: $1.5 billion
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $1.5 billion
10. Wood: $1.2 billion
Top 10 German Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Germany amounted to
$45 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $5.4 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $4.7 billion
  3. Vehicles: $4.3 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.9 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $3.4 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $2.8 billion
  7. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
  9. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $866.1 million
Top 10 German Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Germany amounted to $41.4 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $5.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $3.6 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $2.7 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.9 billion
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.9 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
  9. Gems, precious metals: $1.5 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
Fastest-Growing German Imports 2017
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