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Press release 263 / 2014-07-25: Foreign businesses contribute nearly 10% to Germany's foreign trade in 2013

WIESBADEN – In the course of 2013, nearly 800,000 businesses in Germany were engaged in foreign trade. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that roughly 685,000 businesses imported goods from other countries, while just under 340,000 businesses exported goods. A total of 10,700 businesses whose headquarters were located abroad contributed significantly to Germany's foreign trade. The trade turnover (imports and exports) of those foreign businesses amounted to 190 billion euros (9.5% of Germany's total foreign trade turnover of 1,990 billion euros).

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