Location Bavaria

Large-scale Area:


Germany’s largest federal state (70.550 km²)



12,6 Mio. (Germany: Nr. 2), (EU: Nr. 9)



GDP per capita (2013): 39.691 € (Germany: Nr. 3)
highest purchasing power of the German territorial states:  23.401€



Moving in p.a.: 76.000 (2012)

Tourists p.a.: 84 Mio. (overnight stays 2012)



Workforce: 7,2 Mio. (2014)

Unemployment rate: 3,3 % (October 2015)




GDP (2014) € 522 bn
(7th position in the EU following Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, ahead of Poland)



65,0% (1995-2013 GDProwth)

104.000 start-ups (2012)

Most Important Sectors:


Automotive, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Sensor Technology, Machinery, Chemistry, Iron/Metal goods, Paper/Print, Textiles/Clothes, Wood/Furniture, Glass/Glass goods

Fastest Growing Sectors:


Medical devices, Biotechnology, Food Industry, Environmental Technology, Energy technology, Railway technology, Logistics, Aerospace and Space technology, Satellite navigation, New Materials, Nanotechnology, Mechatronics/Automation, IT



15.533 patent applications (2014)

(32,3 % of all German applications)

Land of Innovation:


1892: Augsburg, Diesel engine | 1907/08: Munich, Board game „Mensch ärgere Dich nicht“ (variation of Pachisi, Ludo) | 1953: Herzogenaurach, Soccer shoes (screw-in studs) | 1969: Munich, Smart Card | 1969: Munich, Camera Sensor Shutter | 1994: Erlangen, MP3 format | 1995: Lower Franconia, Bionade | 2007: Upper Franconia, First multimedial WLAN-television



Adidas, Allianz, BMW, Infineon, Linde, MAN, Munich RE, Siemens (8 out of 30 German Dax-Enterprises).

Market capitalisation: € 250,6 bn (April 2012)

Many Global Players:


Audi, BayWa, BMW, Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte, Dräxlmaier, EADS, Giesecke & Devrient, Knauf, Knorr-Bremse, Krones, Leoni, Linde, MTU, Osram, Puma, Rohde&Schwarz, Schaeffler, Siemens, Wacker Chemie

Broad SME landscape:


95% of all enterprises have less than 500 employees;

companies generate 39% of total turnover, employing 51,4% in Bavaria

Export Volume:


€ 179 bn (2015),
Export quota in processing industry: 51,2 % (2014)

Import Volume:


€ 161 bn (2015)

Most important trading partners (2015):


USA, China, Austria, Italy, Great Britain, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium

International trade fair ground:


Fair Munich www.messe-muenchen.de

Fair Nuremberg www.nuernbergmesse.de

Fair Augsburg www.messeaugsburg.de



Research Landscape:

11 Universities (2 Elite-Universities (LMU und TUM) + 3 others sucessful in

Exzellence Initiative: Würzburg, Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nuremberg

24 Universities of Applied Science (Fachhochschule FH)

12 Max-Planck-Institutes, 3 Helmholtz-Institutes, 8 Fraunhofer-Institutes

10 Technology Centres

14 Research Associations

Clusters and Technology transfer



Cluster Initiative including 19 clusters (mobility, material development, health and environment, information and electro technology, service and media)
Cluster-Offensive Bayern: Wirtschaftsministerium Bayern

Technology Transfer:


Bayern Innovativ www.bayern-innovativ.de



House of Research www.haus-der-forschung.de


International Airports:





Second largest in Germany,

39,7 Mio. passengers p.a. (2014),

240 destinations in 68 countries,

best European airport (World Airports Award 2012),

second best cargo airport worldwide

(Air Cargo Excellence Survey 2008)



3,2 Mio. passengers p.a. (2014),

second largest in Bavaria, 10th in Germany,

voted „Best German Airport“ repeatedly

(Business Traveller Award 2011)






> 137.000 km

Railroad network:


efficient network > 6.200 km

Waterway Rhine-Main-Danube:


connection to North and Black Sea

Cargo transport centre:


logistics centres in Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Nuremberg and Regensburg










(Preliminary values)

Stand: 26.11.2015

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