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Germany:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 
Total Population – 82.16  Millions
Agricultural Population – 1.23  Millions
Total Labour force: 42.47 Millions
Employment: 40.13 Millions (Dec. 2011)
Unemployment: 2.34 Millions (Dec. 2011)
Unemployment rate: 5.5% (Dec. 2011)
GDP: $3.316 trillion (2010 est.)
GDP - real growth rate: 3.5% (2010 est.)
GDP - per capita: $35,700 (2010 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:

       agriculture: 0.9%
  industry: 27.8%
  services: 71.3% (2010 est.)

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

Total Export: $1.303 trillion (2010 est.), $1.161 trillion (2009 est.)

Exports commodities: machinery, vehicles, chemicals, metals and manufactures,

foodstuffs, textiles, Wheat, Coffee, green

German exported 9687780 tonnes of wheat and 297950 tonnes of green coffee in

2009

Total Import : $1.099 trillion (2010 est.), $972.5 billion (2009 est.)

Imports commodities: machinery, vehicles, chemicals, foodstuffs, textiles, metals

 
     
   
     
   
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

Climate: Most of Germany has a temperate seasonal climate in which humid westerly winds predominate. The climate is moderated by the North Atlantic Drift, the northern extension of the Gulf Stream. in the north-west and the north the climate is oceanic. Rainfall occurs year-round, especially in the summer. Winters are mild and summers tend to be cool. The east has a more continental climate; winters can be very cold and summers very warm, and long dry periods are frequent. Central and southern Germany are transition regions which vary from moderately oceanic to continental.

   

Total Agricultural Land Area: 34.86 Million ha (in 2009)

 

Land Use:

Arable land: 3 730 Million ha (in 2009)

Permanent crops: 120 Million ha (in 2009)

Pasture: 12 100 Million ha (in 2009)

Irrigated land (1000 ha): 174 Million ha (in 2009)

Major Agricultural commodities: potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbages; cattle, pigs, poultry

German is the 10th largest producer of wheat in the world and produced 25192.4

thousand tonnes of wheat in 2009;

Produced 25919 thousand tonnes of sugar beet in 2009.

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
 
  Industries:

      among the world's largest and most technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles

 

  Industrial production growth rate:
10.8% (2010 est.)

 

 

German Motor Vehicle Industry:

    Germany  is the fourth largest producer of motor Vehicle in the world.
    In a study report of Nova-Institute GmbH, Hurth, Germany on December 2006 shows that use of Natural fibre for composites in the German automotive industries are increasing with 3% growth rate.
    In 2005, highest 19,000 tonnes of natural fibre used in automotive sector in Germany. In which 11.2% is jute and Kenaf.

 

 
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

The National Sustainability Strategy:

 

The vision of sustainable development is the fundamental principle behind the German government’s entire policy, and hence its environmental policy as well. The 2002 National Sustainability Strategy translates this principle into a practical action framework. In 21 fields of action it contains 35 mostly quantified medium and long-term objectives and indicators for measuring target achievement and describing development trends.   

 

Economic success in the environmental technology sector:

 

Germany leads the world in the field of environmental technology. In 2008 alone, German companies pro-duced potential environmental and climate protection goods to the value of 75.9 billion euros.1 Examples of environmental and climate protection goods including air quality filters, sewage and waste treatment systems, and systems for using renewable energy, such as solar cells and wind turbines. In 2008 these goods accounted for 5.7% of the total production of industrial goods. Between 2005 and 2008, some 9.4% of the total increase in industrial production was due to the expansion of production in the field of potential environmental goods.

 

Sustainability Management:

 

 

Global trade shares of the largest suppliers of potential environmental protection goods (in %):

 

 

 

 

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 
    German exported an average of 4,890 Metric tonnes of jute products per year (2000 – 2009).
    Germany yearly Imported 2,010 Metric tonnes of Raw jute (average 2000 – 2009).
    Average yearly Imports of jute/kenaf product by Germany is 14,260 Metric tonnes (2000-2009).

 
     
  Other Information:  
     
 

      Germany is a trading/manufacturing/consuming country of jute and jute products;

      EU is the present member of the IJSG;

      Rising demand of Natural Fibre in German automotive sector could be fulfilled by jute/kenaf.

      Germany imports a huge quantity of jute products and also imports a limited quantity of raw jute;

      Germany also export a little volume of jute products which could be enlarge by importing more raw jute. This could be another business area and will create added opportunities for unemployment people;

      If the German Govt. ban plastic bags, a huge quantity of bio-degradable bags will be required and reusable jute bag can fulfill that requirements.

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

Wilhelm G. Clasen, Katharinenstrasse 4, D-20457 HAMBURG

 

Bona LLC

  Product/Service: promotional products,eco shopping bag,eco commodity,outdoor apparel etc.

 

skyTex future textilce products GmbH

  Product/Service: Jute yarn, jute fabrics, cotton, polyamid  

 

Beyer Innotec GmbH 

  Product/Service: Jute, Kenaf, Sisal, Flax, Hemp, Glass Fibre

 

Fashion Connect

  Product/Service: men, women and children cloths, jute products, bags, promotional articlesetc.

 

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 
Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature conservation and Nuclear Safety
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
 
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

Mr. A.F.M. Sarwar Kamal, former Secretary General, IJSG visited Frankfurt, Germany to attend the International Year of Natural Fibres (IYNF-2009) in April 2007.  

 

Mr. Md. Faruque Hossain, Finance & Administrative Officer, IJSG visited Frankfurt, Germany to attend the International Natural Fibres Congress in connection with IYNF in June 2009.

 

Mr. Md. Faruque Hossain, Finance & Administrative Officer, IJSG visited Frankfurt, Germany to attend the Natural Fibres Steering Committee meeting in January 2010.

 
     
     

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