Germany is characterised by a strongly export-oriented and diversified economic structure. In 2018, the country exported goods worth a total of €1,3 trillion. Products of the extractive industries accounted for some €10.9 billion of this amount, equivalent to 0.83% of total exports. The crude oil and natural gas sectors accounted for the largest share of exports at almost €9 billion. However, this mainly involved re-exports of natural gas. Domestically-extracted natural gas is almost completely consumed in Germany. This sector is followed by quarried natural resources, other mining products with €1.4 billion. Exports also included ores (around €111 million) and coals (about €124 million). Here too, the figures include re-exports, but to a much lesser extent compared to natural gas.