Our Industry in Numbers

  • EUR 191.5 billion turnover
  • 872,000 employees in Germany (+ 706,000 abroad)
  • 29% of all R&D employees in Germany
  • EUR 17.2 billion R&D expenses
  • EUR 26.5 billion innovation expenditures
  • 24% of total R&D expenditures of German industry
  • 26% of total patent applications in Germany (12,000 per year)
  • 1/6 of all “hidden champions” in Germany
  • 22% of all Foreign Direct Investment in Germany
  • 51% export share (13% of total German exports)

Source: ZVEI 2018


Oliver Seiler Oliver Seiler | © GTAI

"Leadership in materials, equipment, and device manufacturing makes Germany an ideal place to bring next-generation electronics to market."

Oliver Seiler, Director Mechanical & Electronic Technologies, Germany Trade & Invest

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