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U.S. Beats Germany as Second-Biggest Exporter in 2011, FTD Says

March 12, 2012

The U.S. outsold Germany as the world’s second-biggest exporter behind China last year as demand from Germany’s main trade parters in the euro-zone fell, Financial Times Deutschland reported, citing calculations by the Munich-based Ifo institute.

China accounted for almost 11 percent of global exports in 2011, followed by the U.S. with 8.4 percent and Germany with 8.3 percent, the newspaper said.

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