© iStockphoto / yesfoto
Berlin Business Location Center > Business location > Berlin at a glance > Berlin’s foreign trade - Made in Berlin

Berlin’s foreign trade - Made in Berlin

Berlin products continue to be in high demand across the globe: In 2022, Berlin-based companies exported goods valued at more than 16 billion euros.

Beside of the United States, China and France it's Poland, Great Britain and the Netherlands who are Berlin's most important foreign trading partners.

Berlin companies exported goods worth 16.5 billion euros to 207 countries in 2022. With growth of 3.9% compared to the previous year, Berlin exports are well below the national average (+14.3%), but exceed the pre-crisis level of 2019 (15.2 billion Euro). The small increase in goods exports is mainly due to the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

With a share of 9.5% of all Berlin exports, the United States remains the most important customer for Berlin goods, followed by China, France, Poland and the United Kingdom. 45% of all Berlin exports went to the EU (excluding Great Britain).

Berlin's exports to the euro zone rose by 3.6%, mostly due to growth in exports to France, Italy and Spain. Exports to all EU countries (excluding Great Britain) also increased by 2.7%. Exports to the United Kingdom, on the other hand, fell by 3.4%. With an increase in exports of 11.3%, China ranked second among the top exporters, while France remains in third place with export growth of 4.8%.

The top export goods of the Berlin economy include pharmaceutical products with a share of 17.5% (2.9 billion euros), other vehicles (1.7 billion euros), devices for generating electricity (1.3 billion euros), medical devices (988 million euros) and prime movers (763 million euros).

International connections

Excellent networking through 17 international sister cities and other types of cooperation as well as approx. 160 diplomatic representations, international business groups, chambers of commerce and organizations on site. Wide support network for funding and subsidies provided by various institutions Located in the heart of Europe with excellent international connections

(Sources: IBB, Berlin aktuell - Berliner Exporte, 2023; Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg, 2023)