There’re two tools to analyze economic issues which are worth checking out. The first one is OECD: Observatory of economic complexity developed at the MIT Media Lab. The tool “makes international trade data and economic complexity indicators available through millions of interactive visualizations. I tried looking for the export destinations of Germany and that’s what I got. Really good stuff which journalists should love to use. You can download the data or embed it.
The second tool is GEDViz by Bertelsmann. It’s based on OECD (a different one, you know) data which is however rather outdated. It’s still a useful starting point though. You can share and embed the stuff here as well, although you don’t have access various data visualizations modes as in the first tool.