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Facts and Figures

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  • Hessen`s Population: <strong>6.2 Mio.</strong>
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Profit Center Hessen

Measurable success: the numbers illustrated that Hessen's economy has outperformed both Germany and Europe.

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Population in Hessen

  • Area: 21,115 km²
  • Population: 6.2 Mio.
  • Population per km²: 293
  • Regional administrative districts: Kassel, Giessen, Darmstadt
  • Major cities: Frankfurt am Main (736,400 population), Wiesbaden (277,600), Kassel (199,000), Darmstadt (157,000), Offenbach (124,000)
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Hessen's Economic Boom

  • Gross domestic product per employee €81,265
    (Germany €73,680, Europe €57,900)
  • Workforce 2.6 million
  • Business structure (percentage of gross value added): manufacturing 25 %, services 75 %
  • Most important sectors: mechanical engineering, electro-technology, vehicle manufacturing, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, financial services
  • Import volume: €86.2 billion
  • Export volume: €58.6 billion


  • Major trading partners:
    Exports: USA (12.1 %), France (7.7 %), United Kingdom (6.9 %),
    Netherlands (6.6 %);
    Imports: China (11.2 %), USA (9.1 %), Netherlands (6 %), France (5.6 %)
  • Most important import/export goods:
    Exports: chemical and pharmaceutical products, machinery, motor vehicles and components
    Imports: motor vehicles and components, machinery, electro-technical products
  • Foreign direct investment in Hessen: €66.5 billion
    (14.8 % of all foreign investment in Germany)
  • Unemployment rate: 5.3 % (Germany 6.1 %),  
    Unemployment of 15-25 year-olds: 4.8 % (Germany 6.2 %, Europe 16 %)
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Hessen’s Strong Innovation

  • in the Top 10 most innovative regions of Europe
  • R&D spending 2.8 % of GDP in Hessen
    (Germany: 2.7 %, EU-28: 2.0 %)
  • 76 % of R&D spending is done by companies
    (Germany: 69 %, EU-28: 64 %)
  • 69 universities and research institutes
  • 5.8 universities per 1 million population
    (Germany: 5.2 per million population)
  • About 250,000 matriculated university students
  • About 24,300 graduates annually
  • Excellence clusters in natural sciences, medicine, engineering
  • high percentage of international students and researchers
  • 37 technology and startup centers
  • lively startup scene: 182 startups per 10,000 employees
    (Germany: 130)
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Hessen’s Business Advantage

  • 510 million consumers in the EU
  • 44 million people within 200 km radius of Frankfurt
  • Europe's superior logistic location / latest "cut-off time" in Germany
  • Tri-modal Ports - Water, Rail and Road modes of transportation are optimally networked
  • Connections to international harbors in Rotterdam, Antwerp and the Black Sea
  • Europe's largest air freight center - Cargo City Frankfurt
  • Around 4,600 direct flights weekly, 64.5 million airline passengers
  • Europe's busiest highway intersection (A3/A5)
  • 340 long-distance trains, 290 regional trains and 350,000 daily commuters to Frankfurt Main Train Station
  • 90 % of the German data traffic passes through the ICT-Hub Hessen
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In Hessen the World Feels at Home

  • 1 million people from 190 nations live and work in Hessen
  • About 12,500 international companies
  • 110 consulates
  • 60 foreign chambers of commerce
  • 13 international schools
  • 180 international business and cultural clubs
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Figures

These figures are based on data from 2014 to 2016 and are continually being updated.


At the time of publication, this data was up-to-date. But in the meantime, there may be more current data available. We welcome your comments. Additional statistical information is available from www.statistik-hessen.de