Germany

EU-Japan - a boost for jobs and exports in Germany

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Germany already export a wide range of goods and services to Japan.

The EU-Japan trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.

 

Companies and jobs

12,480 The number of German companies that export to Japan.

75% The share of German companies exporting to Japan that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

195,348 The number of jobs in Germany that EU exports to Japan help support.

739,560 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Japan help support.

 

What kind of products does Germany export to Japan?

Companies across Germany export goods and services to Japan.

 
 

Exports and Imports

Germany and Japan already have a close trading relationship. The EU-Japan trade agreement will give it a big boost.

5th Japan is Germany's 5th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€3.9 bn The value of Germany's trade surplus with Japan.

€19.9 bn The value of German exports to Japan.

€16 bn The value of German imports from Japan.

 

EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

 
 
Sources
  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2018. The product examples are drawn from a sample of all EU companies exporting to Japan. The location represents place of production/shipment.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2015 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, JRC estimates. Figures based on latest available data (2014).