A container ship in the habour of Hamburg

Germany’s economy is the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. In 2009 German companies exported goods valued at approximately 800 billion euros. Germany’s main exports are electro-technology, mechatronics, heavy machinery, automobiles, environmental technology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

Consumers around the world regard the label “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality. Germany is home to many trusted and renowned market leaders, such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Bayer, Siemens, ThyssenKrupp and many others. In the same way Germany fosters trade relations with partners around the world, German companies also work hard to promote international exchange of qualified professionals.