Ten Years of Germany Trade & Invest

Over the past 10 years, GTAI has supported several thousand projects, helped foreign investors to set up shop in Germany

August 2019

In 2009 the agency was established by merging three state-financed institutions: Invest in Germany, BfAI (Federal Agency for Foreign Trade), and GfAI (Agency for Foreign Trade Information). Since then, the Invest Division of GTAI has promoted Germany as a premium location for business, investment, and technology. It helps foreign companies that want to expand their business to the German market.

Over the past 10 years, GTAI has supported several thousand projects, helped foreign investors to set up shop in Germany, and contributed greatly to the positive development and further internationalization of the German economy in general, and the creation of new businesses and jobs specifically.

Locations of regional GTAI experts; North Pole centered Map. © GTAI

Over 50 industry experts working in the Invest Division at GTAI’s Berlin headquarters and in 14 other cities around the world are dedicated to supporting potential investors (see map above).
Markets Germany celebrates this 10th anniversary with the publication of some important statistics about investments in Germany (see below) and the most exciting investment projects of GTAI so far (see article here).

Our regional experts (see below) are always on hand to support and advise potential investors now and in the future. We cordially invite you to get in touch.

Growth in foreign direct investment

534bn

Value of FDI stocks in Germany in 2017. FDI has risen by 39% over the last seven years. Source: Bundesbank 2019

51%

Share of FDI projects in Germany originating from Western Europe. The U.S. is the next biggest investor. Source: fDi Markets, 2018

70,000

Number of foreign companies operating in Germany. Many have been advised and assisted by GTAI. Source: Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing, Markus Datenbank 2018.

1) Source: Bundesbank 2019; 2) Source: fDi Markets, 2018; 3) Source: Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing, Markus Datenbank 2018.  © GTAI

2) Source: fDi Markets, 2018  © GTAI

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