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Basic statistics of Germany, 2008.

BASIC STATISTICS OF GERMANY, 2008

LAND

Area, 2004 (1000 [km.sup.2])                                   356
  Agriculture (%)                                               53
  Forest (%)                                                    30

Major cities, 31.12.2007 (1000 inhabitants):

  Berlin                                                   3416.30
  Hamburg                                                  1770.60
  Munich                                                    1311.6

PEOPLE

Population (1000)                                            82120
Inhabitants per [km.sup.2]                                     231
Natural increase in population, 2007 (1000)                   -142
Net immigration, 2007 (1000)                                    44

Labour force (1) (1000)                                      43420
  Employment (1) (1000)                                      40279
  Agriculture (%)                                                2
  Industry (%)                                                  25
  Services (%)                                                  72

PRODUCTION

GDP, current prices (billion euros)                           2496
GDP per capita (1000 USD in current prices)                     45
Gross fixed investment (% of GDP)                               19

Origin of value added (%)
  Agriculture                                                    1
  Industry                                                      30
  Services                                                      69

GOVERNMENT

Public consumption (% of GDP)                                   18
General government total revenue (% of GDP)                     44
Public debt, Maastricht definition (% of GDP)                   66

Composition of Parliament                                    Seats
  Christian Democratic Party (CDU)                             194
  Social Democratic Party (SDP)                                146
  Free Democratic Party (FDP)                                   93
  The Left                                                      76
  Alliance 90/The Greens                                        68
  Christian Social Union (CSU)                                  45
  Total                                                        622
Last general election: September 2009
Next general election: 2013

FOREIGN TRADE

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)                        47
Main exports (% of total merchandise exports):
  Machinery and transport equipment                             46
  Manufactured items                                            23
  Chemicals and related products                                15
  Main imports (% of total merchandise imports):

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)                        41
Machinery and transport equipment                               32
  Manufactured items                                            24
  Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials               14

CURRENCY

Irrevocable conversion rate (1 euro)                       1.95583
1. Domestic concept.

Euros per USD:
  Year 2008                                                   0.72
  January 2010                                                0.70
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Publication:OECD Economic Surveys - Germany
Article Type:Statistical table
Geographic Code:4EUGE
Date:Mar 1, 2010
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