EOS Survey 2016 – Cross-border trade in Europe
European Market: Germany benefits the most
Both as a customer and trader, Germany ranks number one in international trade. Every fifth German invoice (20%) is submitted abroad. No other European country comes close to the 20-per-cent mark (ranked second: Austria (16%), ranked third: Hungary and Bulgaria (14%), ranked fourth: Slovakia and Croatia (13%)).
When looking at Germany as a customer it is among the top 3 international trade buyers for 12 of the 13 countries surveyed. German companies and consumers even rank as the largest buyer group in seven countries. These are the results of the research on foreign receivables as part of the EOS Survey ‘European Payment Practices’ 2016, for which market research institute TNS Infratest polled 3,000 decision-makers from 14 European countries.