Germany is the world’s fourth largest economy and the European Union’s most populous nation with 81.9 million in 2015.
Germany’s primary production industries include automobiles, machinery and equipment, electrical engineering and electronics, chemicals, renewable energy and food processing. Germany’s most innovative sectors include technologies related to renewable energies, information technology and biology.
Germany was South Australia’s 15th largest trading partner and 31st largest export market during 2014-15.
The German tourism market is important to South Australia, increasing by two per cent in the year ending September 2015, with 30,000 German nationals visiting the state.