Germany

Germany has 83 million of the world’s wealthiest consumers and is by far the biggest market in the European Union. The German market offers good opportunities for U.S. exporters of consumeroriented agricultural products. In 2018, total U.S. exports of agricultural products to Germany reached $ 1.7 billion. The largest segments were soybeans, tree nuts, Alaskan pollock, wine, beef, and other consumer-oriented products. Germany is home to world class trade shows. Trade shows like ANUGA, Fruit Logistica or BioFach show enjoy an exceptional reputation within the food industry and these shows outreach is, in many cases, global. U.S. exporters should consider participating or visiting the upcoming trade shows.

For more information please take a look at our marketing reports, events down below or contact agberlin@fas.usda.gov.

This office covers the countries of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.

49-30-8305-1150

Upcoming Events

Seafood Expo Global 2020
April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020 – Bruxelles
PLMA
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 – Amsterdam
Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam
SIAL 2020
October 18, 2020 - October 22, 2020 – Paris

Past Events

WEINmesse Berlin, Germany
February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
Soy Regional Trade Exchange
December 03, 2019 - December 05, 2019 – Frankfurt am Main

Reports for Germany

The Best High-Value Products Prospects (Million USD)

Product Category Total German Imports 2017
[million USD]
Total German Imports from U.S.
[million USD]
U.S. Import Growth
(2014-2017)
Market Attractiveness for U.S.
Soybeans 1,231 499 -14% The U.S. became the top exporter of soybeans to Germany in 2018.
Tree Nuts 2,719 657 -6% The U.S. is the leading supplier for almonds, walnuts, and pistachios. Snack and confectionery industry is dependent on imports.
Sugars and Confectionery 1,720 10 38% Strong growth. Cane sugar, glucose, cane molasses.
Hops 86 17 34% Fresh or dried, ground or not ground, powdered or pellets, and vegetable saps/hop extracts.
Sweet Potatoes 41 2 206% Tremendous growth in the last five years.
Pulses 120 9 181% Vegetarian and vegan diet is becoming increasingly popular. Lentils, beans.
Fish and Seafood 4,235 191 -2% High demand for fish products. Frozen Alaskan pollock, sockeye and Pacific salmon, cod.
Whiskey 521 89 -9% Continuously strong demand. Other alcohols, such as rum and liqueurs, are also imported in the $millions.