Germany: Trade freedom

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 Germany

Trade freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 79
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 83
 Min - Max 75 - 88
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Germany during that period was 83 points with a minimum of 75 points in 1997 and a maximum of 88 points in 2010. The latest value from 2023 is 79 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 70 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Germany - Trade freedom - recent values

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Germany - Trade freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Trade Freedom index for Germany measures the absence of tariffs and other barriers that affect the international trade of goods and services.
Definition: The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).


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 Property rights 95 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 89 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 83 2023 points
 Business freedom 80 2023 points
 Labor freedom 53 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 75.30 2023 points
 Trade freedom 79 2023 points
 Investment freedom 80 2023 points
 Financial freedom 70 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 74 2023 index points
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