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High Investments in Germany

For the first time in five years, China is increasing the number of investment projects in Germany and thus ranked third among foreign investors in Germany last year. According to a survey by the federally owned Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), Chinese companies made a total of 170 greenfield and expansion investments. In 2019, China was still in fourth place with 154 projects. The largest investor in 2020 was the US with 254 investments, followed by Switzerland with 219 investments. The GTAI counted 1,686 settlement projects by foreign investors last year, which was nine percent less than the year before. The GTAI did not provide any information on the countries of origin of the 372 takeovers in which foreign investors acquired more than 50 percent of the shares in German companies. Nor was any information provided on the financial volume of the investments and acquisitions. asi

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