More than 2000 foreign companies started businesses in Germany in 2018. Here is why.

Germany Trade & Invest recorded a record of 2,062 foreign direct investment projects in 2018. This confirmed the excellent results of the two previous years (2017: 1,910 projects; 2016: 1,944 projects; 2015: 1,912 projects).

As in years past, corporate and financial services are the main sectors for investment. They represent about 22% of all new projects, ahead of ICT & software with 16% and consumer goods industry at 9%.

The most popular activity remains the opening of sales and marketing offices (31%). Services represent 19% while Production and R&D represent 17% of all investment projects.

As in years past, corporate and financial services are the main sectors for investment. They represent about 22% of all new projects, ahead of ICT & software with 16% and consumer goods industry at 9%.

The most popular activity remains the opening of sales and marketing offices (31%). Services represent 19% while Production and R&D represent 17% of all investment projects.

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