The German economy is booming. The country has the largest GDP in Europe and is the biggest capital exporter globally.
According to indicators the upswing will continue throughout 2018.
Measured by the GDP, the German economy was expected to rise by a price-adjusted 2.2% as an annual average for 2017, compared to the previous year.
According to the initial assessments of the German Federal Statistical Office, GDP rose by 0.3% in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the last quarter of 2017.
Manufacturing and the provision of services are two distinct yet complementary sectors that anchor the strong and stable German economy.
The manufacturing sector is one of the largest and most vibrant in the world. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are also an important part of the German economy, with almost 60% of all employees working in SMEs.
Germany is one of the top three global exporters (alongside China and the US).
This supply-side strength is one of the main drivers in making Germany one of the leading destinations for international investors.