Industry & Market Numbers*

  • No. 1 in Europe: Share of around (35 percent) 25% of the total European plastics production
  • Leadership in plastics production and consumption, export and import, and in investment in fixed assets and expenditure in R&D
  • Major FDI destination country in Europe (2012–2018: Germany received 17% of all plastics and rubber FDI projects in Europe)
  • Sales more than (EUR 91 billion) EUR 101 billion, (3,300 companies) 3,430 companies, (393,000 employees) 419,000 employees
  • Plastics production: (19.8 million tons) 19.3 million tons per year, sales (EUR 24 billion) EUR 27 billion, 200 companies, (49,000 employees) 53,000 employees
  • Plastics processing: sales (EUR 60 billion) EUR 66 billion, (2,850 companies) 2.980 companies, (316,000 employees) 335,000 employees
  • Plastics and rubber machinery builders: sales (EUR 7 billion) EUR 8 billion, more than 250 companies (28,000 employees) 31,000 employees
  • 76 application-oriented university and non-university research institutes and competence centers in the field of polymer and materials research in close collaboration with the plastics industry
  • Over 40 regional plastics networks and innovation cluster

*2018


Structures of the Plastics Industry in Germany 2018
Structures of the Plastics Industry in Germany 2018 | © PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V., 2018 + GTAI
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