Estimates of the Munich ifo Institute for economic research, Germany in 2016 took first place in the world for trade surplus, displacing from this position of China. About it reports DW.

Figure the excess of exports over imports, according to preliminary estimates, will amount to $297 billion (in terms of €268 billion), said the expert of the ifo Christian Grimme.

According to him, the active balance of trade in China will be approximately $245 billion.

In 2015, China was in first place in the world on this indicator, Germany – on the second. The increase in the surplus of exports over imports is associated with processes on the world market, not with political interference in market mechanisms, said the Ministry of economy of Germany. The Agency assumes that in the current year the surplus of the trade balance of Germany once again reduced.

The greatest excess of imports over exports ($478 billion), according to calculations of the ifo noted in the foreign trade balance of the United States.

Recall, according to the state statistics service, the negative balance of foreign trade of Ukraine for 11 months of 2016 amounted to $2.32 billion

Germany took first place in the world for trade surplus 31.01.2017

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