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That's why I'll keep it short and let the numbers speak for themselves.

On this page you can discover data on Hessen's infrastructure, economy and labor market in exciting graphics.

Did you know that DE-CIX Frankfurt, with a data throughput of more than 14 Terabits per second, is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world? And that there are 40 cluster and network initiatives with almost 3,500 members in Hessen?

No? Then let yourself be surprised by interesting and impressive facts about our state.

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The gateway to Europe

447

million consumers in the European Union

Europe‘s connecting city

all European business centers are within a

3-hour

flying radius

In the center of European markets

access to the German and European markets

Frankfurt Airport

101

countries

349

destinations

143

airlines

7,101

direct flights per week

49

million passenges in 2022

1.9

million metric tons of cargo in 2022

50%

transfer passangers

  

 In 2022 Aircraft movements (in thousands) Cargo (total traffic in 1,000 of metric tons) Passengers (total traffic in millions)
Frankfurt (FRA) 369 1,924 49
Paris (CDG) 403 1,890 57.5
Amsterdam (AMS) 398 1,438 52.3
London (LHR) 377 1,351 61.6

 

With peak traffic of more than 14 Tbit/s, DE-CIX Frankfurt is one of the world's leading Internet exchanges.

Frankfurt is gigabyte city (99.91% of Frankfurt's households can surf the Internet at speeds of at least 1 gigabyte/second).

Hessen is one of the top German states for broadband expansion.

293

Gross value added 
(EUR billion)

76.9

tertiary sector in %

(measured by gross value added)

6.4

population (millions)

21,116

area in km²

2.7

employees (millions)

2.7

million of employees in Hessen

 

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Economic sectors Employees
total
Employees
in %
 
Manufacturing industry 434,776 16.0  
Vehicle trade, maintenance, and repair 356,741 13.2  
Real estate, freelance, scientific and technical services 264,069 9.7  
Transportation and warehousing 194,264 7.2  
Healthcare 186,937 6.9  
Residential facilities and social services 175,483 6.5  
Public administration, defense, social security, ext. organization 159,945 5.9  
Other sectors 146,690 5.4  
Financial and insurance services 145,635 5.4  
Construction 144,505 5.3  
Information and communication 116,387 4.3  
Education and teaching 108,144 4.0  
Other services, private households 92,579 3.4  
Hospitality industry 80,931 3.0  
Employee leasing 51,440 1.9  
Mining, energy and water supply, waste disposal industry 42,366 1.6  
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 10,272 0.4  

  

Vocational training is crucial to Hessenʼs innovative strength and competitiveness, and an essential part of the dual training system. Vocational training supplies companies with qualified, practically trained specialists who can contribute to their companies’ value chains as soon as they have passed their final examinations. Dual vocational training gives trainees advanced occupational qualifications or access to higher education without a school leaving certificate. Companies value these skilled workers highly.

In addition to standard university programs, young people can get ahead through dual study programs, which combine practical on-the-job training with academic teaching in a more practically oriented course of study. More and more companies, universities, and young people are recognizing the advantages of dual study programs: 172 courses at 18 universities, universities of applied sciences, and universities of cooperative education speak for themselves.

Around

80

universities, research institutes, and other institutions for academic education

6.2

universities

per 1 million inhabitants 

(Germany: 5.1)

3,500

businesses in about

40

cluster and network initiatives

22

national institutes for

basic and applied research

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8

Universities

16

Universities of applied sciences

15

Other universities

1

Helmholtz Institute

8

Max Planck Institutes

8

Fraunhofer Institutes

5

Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibnitz Research Institutes

40

Other research institutes

215

new start-ups

were founded in 2022

+ 226%

new start-ups

have been founded since 2013

Over

40%

of start-ups in Hessen have international investors

Frankfurt's TechQuartier

serves as a central contact point for Start-ups and FinTech companies

More than 1,500 start-ups are currently active in Hessen in the areas of software, e-commerce, life sciences, food, finance, mobility and industry.

155

German banks

57

foreign banks

Home to 212 German and foreign banks, including Deutsche Bundesbank and the European Central Bank (ECB), Frankfurt is Germany's premier financial centre.

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is one of the world’s largest securities trading platforms.

At Frankfurt's House of Finance 200 scientists research capital market issues.

31

international trade fairs and exhibitions

638

thousend visitors

Almost

25,200

exhibitors

584,00

sqm of total space

Leading international trade fairs for consumer goods, manufacturing and environmental technologies, electronics, automation, mobility, and logistics.

2,157 employees generated a revenue of EUR 454 million and organised 65 events abroad in 2022.

Imports

132,074

EUR million

Exports

79,476

EUR million

  

Hessen’s businesses exported goods worth EUR 79.5 billion in 2022, while imports totaled EUR 132.1 billion.

Chemical and pharmaceutical products are Hessen’s biggest export success story. They again come top of the list in 2022, accounting for almost EUR 26 billion or 32.6% of Hessen's exports. They are followed by machinery and intermediate products. These product groups, along with electrical engineering products, are also some of the state’s most important imports. Chemical and pharmaceutical products ranked here at EUR 20.5 billion, followed by electrical engineering products at EUR 17.7 billion.

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Product groups Exports in 2022
in EUR Million
Exports in 2022
in %
 
Chemical and pharmaceutical products 25,944 32.6  
Machinery 8,719 11.0  
Intermediate products 7,195 9.1  
Electrical engineering products 6,579 8.3  
Vehicles, vehicle parts and accessoires 6,400 8.1  
Food industry 3,708 4.7  
Other goods 1,491 1.9  
Raw materials 0,521 0.6  
Other finished goods 18,919 23.8  

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Product groups Imports in 2022
in EUR Million
Imports in 2022
in %
 
Chemical and pharmaceutical products 20,487 15.5  
Electrical engineering products 17,674 13.4  
Intermediate products 16,634 12.6  
Vehicles, vehicle parts and accessoires 14,142 10.7  
Machinery 12,764 9.7  
Raw materials 7,471 5.7  
Food industry 5,652 4.3  
Other goods 4,993 3.8  
Other finished goods 32,258 24.4  

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