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Exporting to Germany

Thinking about exporting your products and services to Germany? Do you need to advise your clients on international trade? Find export guides and trade forecasts, check the economic and political outlook, and get expert help for your research from the ICAEW Library.

Export guides

Exporting to Germany  
Department for International Trade
Regularly updated guide for British companies looking to do business in this country. The guide offers an export overview and highlights the challenges and opportunities for UK businesses in Germany. It also gives guidance on start-up issues, legal considerations, tax, customs and entry requirements.

EU Trade Helpdesk
European Commission
Online portal designed to facilitate market access to the EU. Find comprehensive information on the EU market's import rules and taxes – including import duties, rules of origin, product-related requirements, VAT and excise duties, and trade statistics.

Economic and political outlook

ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users can access a regularly updated report providing assessment of the short, medium and long term outlook for Germany. The publication includes a five year forecast for key indicators, including economic growth and inflation. It also features analysis of labour markets, exchange rates, economic development, external trade, natural resources and key industry sectors.

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More forecasts and indicators

EIU country profile: Germany
Economist Intelligence Unit
Up-to-date highlights covering the economy, political outlook, credit risk, regulatory assessment, business environment and key industry sectors.

Trade data

Quarterly report
BDI (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie) [Federation of German Industries]
Quarterly bulletins in English reporting on the German economy and foreign trade, incoming orders and industrial production and the outlook for German industry.

Market Access database
European Commission
The statistics database provides an overview of trade flows in goods between EU and non-EU countries for a specific product.

Business environment

On our Doing Business in Germany page you can find information on the business environment, local law and support networks.

Industry reports

View the latest reports on key industries in Germany, including data on market value, market segmentation, competitive landscape, leading companies in the industry, market forecasts and demographics.

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Companies

We can provide ICAEW members with financial data and reports for companies in this country through our company research service.

Risk and insolvency

Economic studies: Germany
Coface
Profile regularly updated by the credit insurance group. It gives a general risk assessment, detailed information on means of payment and collection methods in Germany, insolvency trend data and a comparison against the payment incident index.

Country report Germany 2019
Atradius
Report analysing the current insolvency environment and overall economic situation. The report gives key economic indicators, main import sources, main export markets and forecasts the performance of major industry sectors.

Further reading

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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