The Bundesbank's most recently published revised figures again show the strong bilateral British-German trade to be the fifth largest of all German bilateral trade relationships, after the US, the Netherlands, France and China. The total bilateral trade including goods and services in 2018 was € 176 bn, down by 2.6% from € 181 bn in 2017 due to reduced goods demand in UK, mainly related to Brexit uncertainty. Businesses
Total Bilateral Trade Details
Of the bilateral trade in 2018, total trade in goods alone was € 124 bn, down by 5% from 2017, with UK exports to Germany at € 40 bn (unchanged from 2017) and German exports to the UK at € 84 bn (down by 6.6 % from € 90 bn in 2017).
Total trade in services was € 52.2 bn, up by 3.1 % from 2017, with UK services exports to Germany at € 25.6 bn and those from Germany to the UK at € 26.6 bn.
(Source: Deutsche Bundesbank, Statistics, March 2019, see page 10 ff, please copy in your browser: https://www.bundesbank.de/resource/blob/783456/0e27f56639ae7df1756d2bd7bdc4ed3b/mL/2019-03-zahlungsbilanzstatistik-data.pdf )
Over 2500 German owned companies operate in the UK, employing nearly 400.000 people. About 1200 UK companies are operating in Germany through subsidiaries or affiliates, employing 220.000 people.
The BCCG database contains detailed companies' information about its member companies and professionals.
Membership of BCCG
BCCG membership comprises currently about 600 companies and professionals in Britain and Germany, accessing a network of around 4000 personal addressees within the BCCG database. Sponsoring members support the membership network with additional contributions to our services. We expect the membership number to rise further.
The general list of our members is available at: BCCG Members
The special Sustaining Member list is at: Sponsoring Members.
Further details and addresses of our members including personal contacts are available only for Members also via direct Member's loging on our website.
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BCCG has ten Regional Groups, one in the UK (London) and nine in Germany: Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart), Bavaria (Munich), Berlin/Brandenburg (Berlin), Bremen/Lower-Saxony (Bremen), Hamburg/Northern Germany (Hamburg), North Rhine-Westphalia (Düsseldorf), Rhine-Main (Frankfurt), Saxony (Dresden), Saxony-Anhalt/Thuringia (Halle), representing their regional members interests. The Regional Groups are actively supporting our membership through about 80 networking events annually and through their advise based on professional expertise as well as access to business and political leaders in the regions.