The German economy vs. other major economies – live data

August 2017

Key points

  • Germany is Europe’s largest economy1, but how does it compare to other major economies?
  • Germany’s unemployment rate is certainly impressive, but which country has an even lower unemployment rate?
  • Germany has one of the world’s largest automotive industries2, but which three countries produce more cars?

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

Investing in Germany with iShares ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)

If you decide you would like to gain exposure to German companies and are willing to take on the associated risk of investing in shares, an ETF could offer an efficient way of doing so. ETFs are designed to track the performance of an index – thereby providing exposure to many different securities in a single investment.

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk.  Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

ETFs explained

How to buy ETFs

iShares Core DAX® UCITS ETF >

This fund seeks to track the performance of an index composed of the 30 largest and most traded German companies listed on the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

iShares MDAX® UCITS ETF >

This fund seeks to track the performance of an index composed of 50 German mid-cap companies listed on the Prime Standard Segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange or operating predominantly in Germany.

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