Economy, Energy, Science and Transport

Container ship terminal in the city of Bremerhaven

Economy, Environment, Science and Transport

Germany is the United Kingdom’s most important goods trading partner, ahead of the United States. We are supported in these activities by the German government’s trade bodies: The German-British Chamber of Commerce (outward investment); and Germany Trade and Invest (inward investment).

Here you can find a collection of articles ranging from reasons to invest in Germany, the energy transition to research institutions.

Frankfurt am Main

Latest Economic News

Whether it is the latest GDP, export and import data, here you will find all the latest on the German economy.

Manufacturing in Germany

Economy in Germany

Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest in the world. With the largest GDP and the highest population in the EU, it offers the largest market within the European Union.

Solar tree in Ulm

Energy and Climate

As climate change gathers pace, people are becoming increasingly aware of the finite nature of the world's resources. Climate protection, promotion of renewable energy sources and protection of the environment are major focal points of German Government policy.  

Business plan

Science and Research

Germany is a land of ideas. Education, science and research play a central role here. Germany is one of the countries most preferred by foreign students, a hub of cutting-edge international research and a constant source of new patents.

Autobahn A4 near Dresden


Driving or travelling in Germany? This section provides you with news on the latest regulations.

Germany Trade & Invest

Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.

German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

In 120 locations in 80 countries around the world, the members of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) offer their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries which are of special interest for German companies.

The Embassy on Social Media

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Siemens in Sachsen

German Economy

Science Year 2016/17 - Seas and Oceans

The United Kingdom is the partner country for the Science Year 2016/17. Read about Germany and Britain's joint endeavours in marine sciences and how both countries are working together in the field of marine research.

Trade Fair Calendar 2017 - A selection

IFA, Berlin

Have a look at our selection of German trade fairs in 2017, ranging from fashion, technology, to organic products, arts and computer games.