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Germany:. Gateway to Europe. David J. Warne. Patrick von Wrede – Project Manager. Macao International Trade and Investment Fair 21st October 2005. Invest in Germany , headquartered in Berlin, is the primary contact for companies establishing or expanding their corporate presence in Germany. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Gateway to Europe21st October 2005
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Phone: +49-30-206-57-100 Fax: +49-30-206-57-111 E-Mail: [email protected] www.invest-in-germany.com
Invest in Germany, headquartered in Berlin, is the primary contact for companies establishing or expanding their corporate presence in Germany.
Invest in Germany:
Promotes Germany’s advantages as a business location;
Provides target groups with sector specific information;
Connects investors to Germany’s business development networks;
Coordinates site selection proposals and tours throughout Germany.
 
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A variety of competitive advantages make Germany a premier destination
for foreign investment.
High Quality Specifications
Productivity
Industries
Market
Investment
Incentives
Contacts
Trade
A recent study by Ernst & Young ranked Germany #1 in several key areas:
Most Attractive Business Location in Europe
Investment
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Scandinavia
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Germany
UK
France
Poland
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Germany
France
UK
Netherlands
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Germany
UK
France
Scandinavia
A central geographic location grants access to all European markets.
24 h
3 h
1.5 h
48 h
24 h
Population (millions)
Productivity
Industries
Market
Investment
Incentives
Contacts
Trade
Germany is the largest market in the European Union by both GDP and population.
Source: Eurostat
Percent of Total EU Population (2004)
Rest of European Union
Rest of European Union
German Autobahn
Source: Eurostat
Germany’s advanced infrastructure, in the center of Europe, facilitates access to European markets in all directions.
Hamburg
Dresden
Leipzig
Halle
Hannover
Chemnitz
Frankfurt
Nürnberg
Munich
Düsseldorf
Regensburg
Magdeburg
Frankfurt
(Oder)
Bamberg
Stuttgart
Bonn
Cologne
Berlin
3,228
Trade
Brazil
21.0
4.7
China
Germany
High quality, competitively priced goods make Germany the largest exporter.
World’s #1 Exporter
Trade
Germany is a leading exporter of high quality manufactured products.
* Includes Watches and Clocks
Source: UN Export Statistical Division - Commodity Trade Statistics Database * 2003 stats
Premium vehicles Made in Germany are appreciated around the world.
German Automobile Exports
Others 23.8%
Switzerland 2.4%
Austria 2.6%
Netherlands 2.8%
Japan 3.5%
Belgium 6.2%
Spain 7.0%
France 7.2%
Italy 10.3%
UK 14.5%
USA 19.7%
Productivity
Industries
Market
Investment
Incentives
Contacts
Trade
World class human resources and a superlative R&D infrastructure make Germany fertile ground for innovation.
Source: European Patent Office (EPO), and German Patent Office *generation, conversion, and distribution
Productivity
Top 10 German Patent Segments (2004)
1. Passenger Automobiles
2. Mechanical Parts
4. Electronic Components
6. Broadcasting Technology
7. Combustion Engines
Source: European Commission, Statistical Annex of European Economy SPRING 2005
Productivity
Real Unit Labor Costs of Entire National Economies
Index (1995=100)
1995
2000
2004
2005*
Industries
In Billion €uro (2004)
Increasing numbers of internet users, acceptance of online payment-billing, and high online security standards promise continued e-Commerce growth.
22.3
4.0
8.6
11.9
22.6
33.3
65.3
85.7
180.3
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Spain
Italy
France
UK
Germany
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Productivity
Industries
Market
Investment
Incentives
Contacts
Trade
With a share of over 20%, Germany has the largest ICT market in Europe.
Information and Communications Technology
21.2
Productivity
Industries
Market
Investment
Incentives
Contacts
Trade
German vehicle production ranks #1 in Europe, and #3 in the world.
Source: VDA 2004 Annual Report
Vehicle Production and Export Destination
Industries
 
Investment Incentives
Medium-sized defined:
Less than 250 employees with a maximum annual sales of € 50 million or maximum total assets of € 43 million
A large company may not hold more than a 25% share in the firm
Generous incentive packages reduce investment costs in Germany.
Eastern German States
these packages can total up to:
Source: BMWA, Invest in Germany
Small-sized defined:
Less than 50 employees with a maximum annual sales of € 10 million or maximum total assets of € 10 million
A large company must hold less than a 25% share in the investing firm
Incentives
28%
47%
25%
25%
25%
50%
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Regional Distribution of Investment Incentives
Investors may profit from a variety of support programs, which vary by region.
KEY
100 KM
Other state and local incentives are available across all of Germany to small- and medium-sized* businesses.
Source: BMWA Database
Incentive Region E
Company
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15%
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Incentives
* stipulated by the sizes of the parent company and owners’ holdings.
Kiel
Lübeck
Rostock
Bremen
Wilhelmshaven
Erfurt
Potsdam
Wiesbaden
Kassel
Heidelberg
Freiburg
Karlsruhe
Mainz
Kaiserslautern
Saarbrücken
Dortmund
Aachen
Schwerin
Würzberg
Osnabrück
Duisburg
Hamburg
Dresden
Leipzig
Hannover
Chemnitz
Frankfurt
Nürnberg
Munich
Regensburg
Magdeburg
Frankfurt
(Oder)
Bamberg
Stuttgart
Bonn
Cologne
Berlin
Contacts
Head-Quarters
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Strasse 2
Phone: +1-212-454-1905
Fax: +1-212-454-3220
E-mail: [email protected]
Chicago, IL 60606 USA
E-mail: [email protected]
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: +1 415 248-1246
Fax: +1 415 627-9169
04719-904 São Paulo-SP, Brasil
E-mail: [email protected]
State Investment Agencies
As the federal investment promotion agency, Invest in Germany works closely with the 16 state business development authorities:
Eastern Germany *
Contacts
SAARLAND
BRANDENBURG
HAMBURG
BREMEN
BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
BAVARIA
SAXONY
SAXONY-ANHALT
SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
THURINGIA
MECKLENBURG-
VORPOMMERN
HESSEN
For More Information
Our web-site accesses a wide array of business information on Germany.
www.invest-in-germany.com
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