U.S. exports may be ready to recover after a downturn in the Fall. German imports have rebounded in January 2013. There is hope that increased trade will shrink Germany’s trade surplus. From October 2012 to December 2012, Germany’s economy shrank by 0.6%.
German domestic demand is anticipated to play a large role in boosting the Germany and Eurozone economy this year. Since currently borrowing costs for businesses are purposefully low, perhaps German demand will increase.