Agricultural exports

Food from Germany is an export hit: one third of the total output of German agriculture goes into exports, the food industry generates one third of its total revenue in export activities. With its promotion programme, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture intends to open up foreign markets with great purchasing power for German products, thus strengthening companies' competitiveness.

Trade in products “Made in Germany”

“Made in Germany” stands for innovation, quality and safety with regard to foodstuffs. The renowned high quality of German products, which is increasingly complemented by the introduction of quality assurance systems across all stages, provides a good basis for further export successes.
The German food industry is particularly strong and competitive on foreign markets in respect of high-quality processed products (with high value-added).

About one third of the total production of German agriculture is exported. Exports also account for one third of the total turnover of the German food industry. Particularly in structurally weaker regions, the agricultural and food industry contributes greatly to adding value and to safeguarding jobs.

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Figures on foreign trade (in German)

Information on the agricultural export promotion programme (in German)