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In this page: The industrial profile of Germany


The industrial profile of Germany

Type of Production

For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

The industrial sector constitutes 26.8% of Germany's GDP in 2019 (World Bank).
Main industries in Germany: Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Communications Technology, Contact Centre, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Logistics, Machinery and Equipment, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energies and Resources, Tourism.

Professional Associations by Sector
118 professional associations listed for Germany.

Type of Manufacturers

The cost of labor in Germany is too high to enable it to be competitive in this type of business relationship.  Nevertheless, in some particular cases inside the country, big companies use smaller companies which are in the same sector and who are chosen as sub-contractors on the same projects.
Useful Resources
Federation of German Industries - BDI

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