German foreign trade with Israel increases
Germany imported goods worth a total €1.71 billion ($1.6 billion) from Israel from January to November last year, 39.6 percent more than in the corresponding period of 1999, official data showed on Monday, March 5.
That made Israel Germany's 39th most important trading partner in terms of imports, behind the Philippines, but ahead of Algeria, data published by the Federal Statistics Office showed.
The most important goods imported from Israel were electro-technical products, which accounted for imports of €411 million or 24.1 percent of the total during the January-November period.
Germany also imported €325-million worth of pharmaceuticals from Israel and €205-million worth of office equipment.
In terms of exports, Germany exported goods worth a total €2.64 billion to Israel, making Israel was the 34th-biggest customer of German-made goods in the world, behind Slovakia, but ahead of Saudi Arabia, the statistics office said.
Motor vehicles accounted for exports worth some €414 million, or 15.7 percent of the total. Semi-finished chemical products accounted for exports of €140 million and plastics for exports worth some €106 million. — (AFP, Wiesbaden)
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