Germany - At a Glance

  • Canadian dollar (CDN$)
  • United States dollar (US$)
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • GDP at market prices
  • Date modified: 2016-04-07
Basic Information
Land area: 356,840 square kilometres
Population: 80.9 million (2015)*
Total GDP: US$ 3.3 trillion (2015)*
GDP/Capita: US$ 41,453 (2015)*
GDP growth rate: 1.7% (2015)*
Capital city: Berlin
Chancellor: Angela Merkel
Minister for Nutriton and Agriculture: Christian Schmidt
Canadian Ambassador: Marie Gervais-Vidricaire
Source: *Euromonitor
Canada-Germany Agri-Food Trade (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Domestic Agri-Food Exports: 273.545 217.687 262.307
Agri-Food Imports: 422.383 437.181 416.241
Agri-Food Trade Balance: −148.838 −219.494 −153.934
Source: Statistics Canada
Canadian Top 5 Agri-Food Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Domestic Agri-Food Exports: 273.545 217.687 262.307
Canola seeds, low erucic acid 0.000 10.514 51.451
Soybeans, other than seed for sowing 114.906 8.254 38.580
Frozen blueberries and other fruit 27.718 27.923 32.042
Maple sugar and maple syrup 21.751 25.890 31.035
Durum wheat, other than seed for sowing 4.223 22.188 22.897
Source: Statistics Canada
Canadian Top 5 Agri-Food Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Agri-Food Imports: 422.383 437.181 416.241
Chocolate confectionery 38.012 39.834 36.317
Beer 33.439 36.014 35.454
Grape wines < 2 Litre 26.292 26.102 25.959
Frozen pork, nes 19.389 21.814 21.979
Sugar confectionery 14.032 16.610 17.380
Source: Statistics Canada
Canadian Top 5 Seafood Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Domestic Seafood Exports: 24.463 29.543 23.179
Frozen lobster 3.374 7.137 6.687
Live lobster 0.844 2.522 5.434
Frozen herring fillets 1.111 1.659 2.352
Frozen cold-water shrimp 1.779 1.510 0.944
Prepared shrimp, not canned 0.997 1.775 0.845
Source: Statistics Canada
Germany's Agri-Food and Seafood Imports - 2015 (CDN$ million)
World Canada Canada's Share
Agri-Food and Seafood 114,016 374 0.3%
Coffee, not roasted, not decaffeinated 3,953 0 0.0%
Cheese, including Cheddar and Colby 3,738 0 0.0%
Canola seeds, low erucic acid 2,413 57 2.4%
Grape wines < 2 Litre 2,274 0 0.0%
Soybeans, other than seed for sowing 2,015 41 2.0%
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Canada-Germany Total Merchandise Trade (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Total Merchandise Exports: 3,430.858 3,121.129 3,612.227
Total Merchandise Imports: 15,401.011 15,964.600 17,335.288
Trade Balance: −11,970.154 −12,843.471 −13,723.061
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Canadian Top 10 Total Merchandise Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Total Merchandise Exports: 3,430.858 3,121.129 3,612.227
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 604.749 665.258 761.163
Ores, slag and ash 382.652 423.446 507.971
Electrical machinery and equipment 215.177 210.166 265.954
Optical and medical instruments 195.801 217.620 240.703
Precious metals, stones and pearls 201.427 181.041 228.872
Special classification provisions 345.366 205.558 228.174
Aircraft and spacecraft 221.245 81.672 125.221
Vehicles, other than railway 68.280 71.857 115.164
Mineral fuels and oils 83.974 85.834 113.688
Inorganic chemicals 239.167 77.512 105.554
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Canadian Top 10 Total Merchandise Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Total Merchandise Imports: 15,401.011 15,964.600 17,335.288
Vehicles, other than railway 4,095.699 4,013.857 4,589.638
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 3,765.720 3,971.792 4,488.011
Pharmaceutical products 1,553.324 1,608.985 1,525.413
Electrical machinery and equipment 1,394.216 1,456.741 1,382.915
Optical and medical instruments 903.338 959.681 1,056.522
Plastics and articles thereof 284.985 314.617 379.135
Articles of iron or steel 278.286 307.216 374.529
Miscellaneous chemical products 222.228 280.932 269.977
Iron and steel 205.423 233.768 259.441
Organic chemicals 199.652 216.080 222.760
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Germany Top 10 Total Merchandise Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Total Merchandise Imports: 1,218,199.097 1,335,184.716 1,345,568.529
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 146,545.498 165,420.288 169,875.458
Electrical machinery and equipment 130,617.361 147,603.286 158,901.163
Vehicles, other than railway 99,042.881 115,289.779 127,497.495
Mineral fuels and oils 174,114.641 166,713.321 127,114.819
Pharmaceutical products 46,114.359 53,875.000 58,229.017
Plastics and articles thereof 43,756.263 49,170.842 50,314.545
Optical and medical instruments 37,319.862 42,476.035 46,742.955
Organic chemicals 34,282.901 37,732.129 40,412.092
Iron and steel 30,564.828 33,614.506 32,098.939
Aircraft and spacecraft 27,379.330 31,488.952 31,323.027
Source: Global Trade Atlas
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