FDI Reporting 2016
Statistik | © iStock.com/kryczka Germany Trade & Invest recorded a new high of 1,944 foreign direct investment projects in 2016. This confirmed the excellent result of the last year (2015: 1,912 projects).
The companies stated that they would create at least 29,000 new workplaces. The number of press clippings in the national and international press demonstrates the great economic and political interest in Investment Location Germany.
The country setting up the most greenfield and expansion projects remains China, with 291 projects. The USA registered 242, Switzerland 194, the UK 125 and the Netherlands and France (each 105). The most important investor zone in Germany remains the EU, from whose member states 41% of all investment projects originate. Almost every fourth project comes from Asia.
As in years past, corporate and financial services are the main sectors for investment. They represent about 25% of all new projects, ahead of ICT & software with 16% and consumer goods industry at 8%.
The most popular activity remains the opening of sales and marketing offices (33%). Production and R&D and process services represent each 17% of all investment projects.
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