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Bremen in numbers

Facts and figures on Bremen as an investment location

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... Bremen is one of Germany's leading industrial hubs? We've compiled a selection of useful facts and figures about Bremen as an investment location.

  • Bremen has the highest export ratio of all German federal states (62.5 per cent in 2016)
  • Bremerhaven container terminal is the fourth largest in Europe and among the 25 largest in the world
  • Bremen is Germany's second-largest industrial hub with port facilities
  • More than 1,300 industrial companies and service providers in the maritime sector
  • Eight universities and colleges with around 37,000 students (2016/2017)
  • Around 50 technology research institutes (Fraunhofer and Max Planck institutes, German Aerospace Centre and German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence)
  • Second-largest production and development site in Germany for Europe's Airbus Group
  • The Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen is Daimler's second-largest site in the world in terms of vehicle production numbers and employs around 12,700 people (2015)
  • The federal state of Bremen has a population of around 670,000 (as at 31 December 2015)
Major companies in Bremen
Major companies in Bremen

From 'A' as in 'Airbus' to 'Z' as in 'Zech Group', Bremen has a number of large companies that export across the globe and are among the market leaders in their sectors. These are the major employers in Bremen.

Statistical data on the federal state of Bremen at a glance

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