economy big ECONOMY

 

• GDP: 2 738 billion € in 2013
• 70% value creation in the service sector
• Total Exports 1094 billion € in 2013
• Total imports 896 billion €
• Top receiving countries France, USA, UK
• Most important export goods: Automobiles, Automobile parts, Machines

 

 

Producing & service industry

 

• 1% of Companies generated 66% of total revenue
• 37% of all companies use social media
• 580 000 handicraft companies

 

 

Energy industry

 

• 631 billion kwh produced (gross) 2013, of which 24% renewable energy
• Most important energy sources: brown- stone coal 45%
• 9% wind energy
• 15% nuclear Energy
• 11% natural gas

 

 

Hotel and restaurant industry

 

• 2,0 million employees in 217 000 organizations
• 50% of employees work in part time
• Revenue 2012: 71 Billion
• 155 million overstay nights 2013, average stay: 2.7 nights
• 20% from foreign countries

 

 

Criteria to determine company size

 

Category Staff headcount Annual revenue or Annual balance sheet
Small Enterprise < 50

 10 Million €

 10 Million €
Medium Enterprise   < 250  50 Million €  43 Million €
Large Enterprise   ≥ 250 > 50 Million € > 43 Million €

 

 

 

Incentives Regions and Possible Incentive Rates by Region

 

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