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The industrial profile of Germany

Type of Production

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.
Trade Shows Database
Our database contains 1579 significant fairs and trade shows taking place in Germany. To go further, check out our database.
Upcoming Trade Shows
March 29th, 2023
Mechanical, precision - Mechanical, precision: unspecified - Precision, measures, optics, watches - Electricity, electronics - Electrical equipment - Electronic equipment and components - Embedded systems - Research, innovation - Technique and technology - Earth sciences - Natural sciences - Sciences - Engineering
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Chemistry, pharmacy - Chemicals, pharmacy and derived products: unspecified - Chemicals - Plastics, rubber - Hygiene, perfumes, cosmetics - Pharmaceutical industry: products, laboratories - Mechanical, precision - Mechanical, precision: unspecified - Robotics - Outsourcing, hardware equipping
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Food industry - Food industry: unspecified - Alcoholic drinks - Non-alcoholic drinks - Bakery, pastry, confectionery - Cereals, spices, tobacco - Fruits and vegetables - Dry groceries, packaged goods - Dairy products - Fish and seafood - Meat and poultry - Chemistry, pharmacy - Chemicals, pharmacy and derived products: unspecified - Chemicals - Plastics, rubber - Hygiene, perfumes, cosmetics - Pharmaceutical industry: products, laboratories - Pharmacies, analysis laboratories - Transportation, logistics, handling - Freight
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Pharmaceutical industry: products, laboratories - Precision, measures, optics, watches - Pharmacies, analysis laboratories - Research, innovation - Technique and technology - Sciences
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Raw materials, materials, metals - Materials - Raw materials, mines, quarries - Logistics, handling
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Commercial property, patents, trademarks - Medical professions - Hospital - Pharmacies, analysis laboratories - Dental - Medical Equipment - Research, innovation - Technique and technology
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Urban and industrial waste - Recycling
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Mechanical, precision - Mechanical, precision: unspecified - Machine tools, agricultural machinery - Electrical equipment - Engineering
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Wood, paper, cardboard - Machine tools, agricultural machinery - Hardware, tools, accessories - Professional hardware - Metallurgy, steel, foundry
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Audio-visual, Multimedia - Multimedia - Edition, graphic art, printing and reproduction - Graphic art, desktop publishing - Printing, reproduction - Iconography, various prints - Documentation, archives
 

Type of Manufacturers

Subcontractors
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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