France remains Germany's top trading partner

14th May 2004, Comments 1 comment

WIESBADEN, Germany, May 14 (AFP) - France remained Germany's most important trading partner last year, ahead of both the United States and Britain, the federal statistics office, Destatis, said on Friday.

WIESBADEN, Germany, May 14 (AFP) - France remained Germany's most important trading partner last year, ahead of both the United States and Britain, the federal statistics office, Destatis, said on Friday.

In 2003, Germany exported goods worth a total EUR 70 billion (USD 83 billion) to France, or around 10.6 percent of total exports, Destatis said in a statement.

Exports to the US totalled EUR 61.7 billion, equivalent to a 9.3-percent share of the overall total and exports to Britian amounted to EUR 55.3 billion or a share of 8.4 percent.

Germany also imported the biggest proportion of goods from France, with the total value of French imports amounting to EUR 48.8 billion, the statisticians calculated.

Number two importer was the Netherlands, accounting for imports of EUR 44.4 billion, followed by the US with imports of EUR 39 billion.

© AFP

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