Europe Industrial sector in Germany remains stronger than in many other EU Member States

Gross value added manufacturing

In 2021, manufacturing accounted for 20.2% of the gross value added generated in the German economy. The industrial sector in Germany is traditionally larger than it is in other larger EU economies. The proportion of gross value added generated by manufacturing amounted to 19.9% in Poland, 17.0% in Italy, 12.5% in Spain and 10.0% in France. Luxembourg (5.0%) and Cyprus (6.4%) had the lowest shares within the EU. On average, manufacturing accounts for 16.6% of the gross value added in the EU.