Market Reach

Market Reach

Germany's central location in the middle of Europe brings with it a closely tied infrastructure network. All European capital cities can be quickly reached by land, air or water from Germany.

Relations with fellow EU member nations are particularly strong. Customs duty exemptions within the EU allow free trade between the community's 28 member states. By the end of 2015, nineteen member countries had introduced the euro as its common currency which has eliminated exchange rate risks which would otherwise prove an obstruction to bilateral trade.

These close relationships are reflected in the significance of the EU as a foreign trade partner. Nearly 60% of all German exports remain within the EU. Around three quarters of all foreign direct investments in Germany – and more than half of all German direct investments overseas – originate from or are made in EU countries.

Map: German Exports | Data refers to 2016 (in EUR bn). | © Federal Statistics Office 2017

Import of GoodsExport of Goods
Country of OriginEUR bnDestination CountryEUR bn
1 China

 93.8

1 USA

  107.0

2 Netherlands

            83.6

2 France

         101.5

3 France

            65.7

3 UK

           86.1

4 USA

            57.9

4 Netherlands

            79.1

5 Italy

            51.8

5 China

            76.1

6 Poland

            46.5

6 Poland

            54.8

7 Switzerland

            43.9

7 Switzerland

50.3

8 UK

            35.6

8 Spain

40.6

Note: Data refers to 2016.

Source: Federal Statistical Office (2017)

 

Actions

Thomas Bozoyan Thomas Bozoyan | © GTAI

Contact Us

Thomas Bozoyan

‎+49 30 200 099 502

E-Service