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It has three trading partners who are abusing the European fixed exchange rate system for protectionist gain.

Of those three, one is Germany and the other two (Finland and the Netherland - and Finland's inclusion on this list is actually questionable) are an order of magnitude (and some small change) smaller. As trade scales faster than linearly with size, Germany is well in excess of 80 % of the trade imbalance.

So for all practical purposes, yes, Greece's primary deficit went to German export companies.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Feb 19th, 2012 at 04:39:15 PM EST
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