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Germany's Global Value-Adding Network


Bertelsmann Stiftung



Prognos analysed the value-added interdependencies of the German economy in the years 2000, 2008, and 2014. The main target country for German value-added was producers in Germany, followed by the USA, China, France, and the UK.

Classic trade statistics based on wholesale trade figures alone are insufficient when analysing the importance of a country or region as a trading partner for the German economy. Prognos, therefore, examined in which countries value added from the German economy goes into production and also the origin countries of the value-added going into production in Germany.

Read the study (PDF, Website Bertelsmann Stiftung)

Authors: Dr. Andreas Sachs (Prognos), Dr. Thieß Petersen und Thomas Rausch (beide Bertelsmann Stiftung)

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Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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