Balance of payments

The balance of payments records all economic transactions between residents and non-residents within a given time period and thus shows a country’s complex economics links with the rest of the world.

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German balance of payments vis-à-vis the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a very important economic partner for Germany. Each year, the two countries exchange goods services and income worth approximately €240 billion. The exchange of goods accounts for about 50% of this figure. Germany’s trade surplus with the United Kingdom amounts to around €45 billion per year. As an economic partner, it is second only to the United States. 


German balance of payments vis-à-vis the United States of America

The charts show how the current and financial account balances, including the contributions made by each component, have evolved vis-à-vis the United States since 2006 (annual data).