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Berlin’s foreign trade - Made in Berlin

Berlin products continue to be in high demand across the globe: In the Corona year 2020, Berlin-based companies again exported goods valued at over 14 billion euros!

Beside ofthe United States,France and Chinait'sPoland, Great Britainand the Netherlandswho are Berlin's most importantforeign trading partners.

Berlin exports fell by -5.2% in 2020 due to corona. (Germany -9.3 %)
Companies from Berlin exported goods at a value of €14.4 billion in 202 countries. Accounting for 9.9 % of total Berlin exports, the United States remain the most important target market for products from the German capital, followed by France, China, Poland and Great Britain. 44 % of all Berlin exports went to the EU (excluding Great Britain).

Due to the crisis, Berlin's exports to the Euro zone decreased by -8.2%. Exports to all EU countries (excluding Great Britain) also decreased by -3.3%. By contrast, exports to Great Britain rose sharply by +18.3%.
With an increase in exports of +12.6%, France came second in the ranking of the most important export countries, previously held by China since 2017.

The top exports from Berlin include pharmaceutical products with a share of just under 20% (€ 2.8 billion), other vehicles (€ 1.2 billion), equipment for electricity generation (€ 1.1 billion), medical equipment (€ 832 million) and machinery (€ 751 million).
Berlin's imports in 2020 remained just at the previous year's level of over 15 billion euros.

International connections

Excellent networking through17 internationalsister cities and other types of cooperationand approximately160 diplomaticrepresentations,international business groups,chambers of commerce andorganizations on site.Wide support network for funding and subsidiesprovided by various institutionsLocated in the heart ofEurope withexcellentinternationalconnections

(Sources: IBB, Berlin aktuell - Berliner Exporte, 2021; Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg, 2021; Federal Statistical Office, 2021)