Germany Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
Germany is the fourth largest economy in the world and accounts for 20% of GDP in the EU. In 2009 Germany was the world's third largest exporter with exports totalling EUR803bn.
Germany has attracted EUR460bn in foreign investment and 45,000 foreign companies have made Germany their base. This includes 39 of the Fortune Global 500. US investment in Germany was EUR45bn in 2006. Almost 70% of the workforce is employed by small to medium sized companies specialising in engineering, biotechnologies and renewable energy.
Germany hosts two thirds – just under 160 - of the world’s industry trade fairs which attract around 10m visitors annually. More »