CETA - 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 Canada.

CETA will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.


Companies and jobs

10,464 The number of German companies that export to Canada.

73% The share of German companies exporting to Canada that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

141,000 The number of jobs in Germany that EU exports to Canada help support.

865,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Canada help support.


What kind of products does Germany export to Canada?

Companies across Germany export goods and services to Canada.
Let's take three towns or cities:


Exports and Imports

Germany and Canada already have a close trading relationship. CETA will give it a big boost.

15th In goods, Canada is Germany's 15th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

5th In services, Canada is Germany's 5th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

2nd Germany's share of GDP that depends on exports is the 2nd highest in the world.

47% The share of Germany's economy that depends on exports.


Meet a German exporter

Every year Canada issues public contracts worth billions of euros. With CETA, small German companies like Reclay, a recycling firm, will be able to bid for more of them. Find out more.

  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2016. The product examples are drawn from a representative sample of all EU companies exporting to Canada.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2013 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, 2015. EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income. Figures based on latest available data (2011).