In the latest episode of Macro Markets, Cointelegraph analyst Marcel Pechman discusses the recession in Germany, Europe’s largest economy. According to a recent headline in The Wall Street Journal, “Germany is dragging down Europe’s economy.“ The article explains how the country heavily depends on manufacturing, which has been hurt as foreign governments rush to protect domestic industries.
According to Pechman, Germany’s gross domestic product (GDP) ranks fourth globally, 42% bigger than France’s GDP. Moreover, manufacturing is responsible for nearly 20% of its economy. To make things worse, the manufacturing industry in Germany employs 10% of the workforce.