Germany: Economic globalization

(measure: points; Source: The Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich)
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Germany: Economic globalization index (0-100), 1970 - 2019:

For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1970 to 2019. The average value for Germany during that period was 68.84 points with a minimum of 52.6 points in 1970 and a maximum of 81.16 points in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 81.16 points. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 186 countries is 58.73 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The KOF Economic Globalization Index for Germany and other countries has two dimensions. First, it measures the economic flows between Germany and the rest of the world in terms of international trade and international investment. The question is whether Germany exchanges a lot of goods, services, and investments with other countries. Second, it measures the restrictions to trade and investment such as tariffs and capital controls on international investment. Each dimension is based on several variables that are combined in one overall index that ranges from 0 to 100.

Definition: Economic globalization has two dimensions: actual economic flows and restrictions to trade and capital. The sub-index on actual economic flows includes data on trade, FDI, and portfolio investment. The sub-index on restrictions takes into account hidden import barriers, mean tariff rates, taxes on international trade (as a share of current revenue), and an index of capital controls. More information and the original data can be obtained here.
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