Focused on its industrial production and services sector, Germany is the world’s 4th largest economy and the 2nd largest exporting country by relying mainly on its branches in machine design, automobile industry and chemistry. It’s longstanding strong economic position over the last decades isn’t simply due to large corporations. It’s actually the considerable number of medium-sized companies who are often leaders in their field, the notorious “Mittelstand”, that constitute the foundation of Germany’s prosperity. With 82 million inhabitants, it’s the largest European market - a reason in itself to join in! These last few years, Germany has also developed its economic relations with Asia, and German companies currently figure among the largest investors in China.