Germany, World’s Largest Exporter
I just learned that Germany is the world’s largest exporter. This was news to me I figured it was the USA or China. Looking at exports per capita and exports per GDP…Germany fares even better compared to its rival the USA. Germany is number 22 in per capita exports, compared to 55 for the USA. In GDP its Germany at number 37 and the US at 154! While this is not any valid overall comparison of German and USA economies…it certainly shows that Germany is managing to sell an impressive amount of goods on the world market. And they manage to do this with cradle-to-grave health care, environmental protection, and excellent working rights? Gee, you don’t have to pollute your country, run sweat shops, or outsource your tech jobs to India to compete on the world market? Certainly food for thought America.