German Of The Day: Exportüberschuss

That means export or trade surplus. In this case the German trade surplus, of course.

Export

Also see: Böse Buben. That means bad boys.

Christine Lagarde (IMF) and Donald Trump may not have much in common at first glance but one thing they seem to agree upon is Germany’s trade surplus. That is, Germany exports more to, say, the USA than it imports from that country (same procedure with practically every other country Germany deals with, too). And it’s been like forever already.

So Germany, just in case you didn’t know it, you’re being a very bad boy.

Deutschland wird zum bösen Buben des Welthandels.

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2 responses

  1. Without the US market, Germany’s economy would be significantly less profitable and successful. That is to say, it would diminish their only role in civilization at this point.

  2. Everybody’s starting to get touchy about this, Joe. The French and the other neighbor folks have been bashing them about this for quite some time now, too. Their relatively low wages (with a few major exceptions) export unemployment, too. Not that the moaning will ever change anything. It’s good to be the big boy on the block.

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