German GNP in 1939

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German GNP in 1939

Post by stg 44 » 24 Jul 2014 20:31

What was Germany's GNP prior to the the move into Czechoslovakia? That would be 1937 Germany plus Austria and Sudetenland. I can't find any info about this, so any help would be appreciated.

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Re: German GNP in 1939

Post by Dann Falk » 24 Jul 2014 23:52

German GDP in Billions of Dollars:

1938 - 351
1939 - 384
1940 - 387
1941 - 412
1942 - 417
1943 - 426
1944 - 437
1945 - 310

These numbers are from the book Absolute War by Chris Bellamy, page 469

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Re: German GNP in 1939

Post by stg 44 » 25 Jul 2014 20:46

Dann Falk wrote:German GDP in Billions of Dollars:

1938 - 351
1939 - 384
1940 - 387
1941 - 412
1942 - 417
1943 - 426
1944 - 437
1945 - 310

These numbers are from the book Absolute War by Chris Bellamy, page 469
Thanks! Any idea when in each of those years the numbers were taken? 1938 had a lot of different territorial acquisitions at different points.

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Re: German GNP in 1939

Post by Dann Falk » 25 Jul 2014 22:41

No idea about the dates. It appears the data was taken from several sources....the main one was:
Mark Harrison - The Economics of WW2 table #1 Cambridge University Press 1998

If you need more detailed info...I would look up this source.

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Re: German GNP in 1939

Post by Guaporense » 31 Dec 2014 00:21

stg 44 wrote:What was Germany's GNP prior to the the move into Czechoslovakia? That would be 1937 Germany plus Austria and Sudetenland. I can't find any info about this, so any help would be appreciated.
Well, in 1939 it was 129 billion RM for the whole country with annexed territories. Knowing that population increased by 10 million, a 15% increase, I suspect about 18 billion or less were from annexed territories, 111 billion or more from the territory within 1937 borders.
"In tactics, as in strategy, superiority in numbers is the most common element of victory." - Carl von Clausewitz

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Re: German GNP in 1939

Post by Guaporense » 31 Dec 2014 01:53

1938 GDP in 1990 dollars, figures taken from Harrison's Economics of WW2 (pages 3-8):

Germany: 351.4
Austria: 24.2
Czechoslovakia: 30.3

Annexed territories were whole Austria and about 1/3 of Czechoslovakia, so total annexed territories had a GDP of 35 billion, or 10% of Germany's 1937 borders. Their population increased Germany's by 15% but their per capita income was lower. Hence, out of the 129 billion RM GDP in 1939, only about 13 billion corresponded to these areas and 116 billion corresponded to 1937 Germany's borders.
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