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GDP: What is the size of the German extractive industry?

Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world, with a GDP of some €3,032.82 billion in 2015. The gross value added of the ‘Mining and Quarrying’ economic sector amounted to €4.16 billion in 2015, which accounted for 0.14 % of the GDP.


‘Mining and Quarrying’ sector companies generated a total turnover of around €9.2 billion in 2016. Around €8.1 billion (about 88%) of this sum was attributable to domestic sales and €1.1 billion (about 12%) to foreign sales.

* Provision of services for mining and quarrying (W08-09) and in the subordinate role of ore mining (WZ08-07), related to companies with 20 and more employees

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