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Germany, last year, invested more on tangible assets


Germany, last year, invested in tangible assets 3.5 percent more compared to the previous year, around $64.1 billion or 59.8 billion euros, the Federal Statistics Office said today.

Germany depends on domestic demand

The two key factors that supported such investment were the rise in real wages and the low-interest rates. The German economy heavily depends on domestic demand to boost foreign trade.

Germany is running at a surplus, but the nation needs to boost its private investment, while in the meantime Angela Merkel aims to support the nation's public infrastructure. The investment in the nation reached the 60 billion euros for 2018.

Furthermore, the Brexit outcome had a significant impact on the economy that grew at a slower pace in Q3.

Moreover, last year's biggest appreciation came from the plastics and rubber industries which escalated to 3.4 billion euros, reporting a rise of 16.4%.

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Source: https://www.argusfx.com/en/research-education/market-analysis/news/germany-last-year-invested-more-on-tangible-assets
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