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Germany on the World Market at the End of the 19th Century

Successful Supplier of Consumer Related Manufactures
  • Christoph Buchheim
Part of the German Yearbook on Business History 1985 book series (BUSINESS, volume 1985)

Abstract

In the decades following 1870 Germany finally became an industrial nation. The fast growth of the producer goods industry is evidence of this. This development was determined in particular by iron and steel, engineering and the chemical industry. It also influenced Germany’s exports. In 1913 two-fifths of manufactured exports were products of these “modern” industries, as against only 15% in 1872. Thus a certain parallel can be clearly seen in the change of the structure of production and exports as analysed by Walther G.Hoffmann1. And this is also the impression conveyed by various textbooks2.

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Consumer Good Department Store Retail Trade Good Industry Mass Market 
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