The fall in exports due to the global trade war negatively affected the German economy, writes Bloomberg. Some indicators fell to a record low over the past six years.According to the publication, deliveries of goods abroad most of all sank – they decreased by 1.3 percent in the second quarter, which was the worst result since 2013. This, in turn, entailed a deterioration in other key indicators: GDP, trade balance (the difference between exports and imports), and total production. The latter indicator fell 0.1 percent for the quarter, with a decrease occurring a second time in the last year.Among the main reasons economists name shocks in world trade. The trade war affects not only the United States and China – recently, US President Donald Trump said that the European Union is “worse than China,” and threatened to introduce increased duties on the import of cars from the block countries.Against this background, German business increased pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel. As a result, she was forced to urge Washington to negotiate.At the same time, according to the results of the first half of 2019, Germany maintained a budget surplus of 17.7 billion euros. The trade surplus amounted to 45.3 billion euros, or 2.7 percent of GDP.