Europe benefits from a rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and the countries within the territory form the world's largest trading block with huge import and export opportunities.
In 2021, Northern Ireland businesses exported over £7.8bn in goods and services to Europe.*
* Source: Broad Economy Sales and Exports Statistics, NISRA (2021)
With a population of over 700 million, Europe is home to some of the world's leading market economies. Innovation, as well at its traditional industries will continue to be a success factor for Northern Ireland businesses.
There is an array of sectoral export opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses in Europe including:
- Financial services
- Food & Drink
- Aerospace & Defence
- Life & Health Sciences
- Profession and Legal Services
- Materials Handling
- Green Growth & Renewable Energy
- International Education
- Creative Technologies
Europe offers great opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses looking to grow and export.
To support companies Invest NI has a dedicated in-market team with offices in Madrid, Belgium, Dusseldorf, London, Manchester, Dublin and Belfast.
Explore up-to-date and in-depth content on Europe, including export information, with our market guides, features, news stories, events and video tutorials.
Interested in exporting to Europe? Speak to your Invest NI Client Executive, one of our International Trade Advisers or Contact our Business Support Team
Find more about exporting to Europe with our reports and market guides.
Guide: Exporting BasicsThis guide outlines basic principles of exporting.
Guide: Researching Export MarketsThis guide outlines the importance of researching customers and export markets online
Guide: Trading in the European UnionThis guide outlines specific information relating to export procedures to countries in the EU.
Market Guide: Exporting to BelgiumA guide to what you need to know about exporting to Belgium
Market Guide: Exporting to DenmarkA guide to what you need to know about exporting to Denman
Market Guide: Exporting to GermanyA guide to what you need to know about exporting to Germany.Find out more
Market Guide: Exporting to the NetherlandsA guide to what you need to know about exporting to the Netherlands.
Market Guide: Exporting to FranceA guide to what you need to know about exporting to France.Learn more
Market Guide: Exporting to the Republic of IrelandA guide to what you need to know about exporting to the Republic of Ireland.Find out more
Market Guide: Exporting to SpainA guide to what you need to know about exporting to Spain.Learn more
The latest news, features and video tutorials showcasing Europe.
Unitas Software rapidly grows exports in the USA and EuropeUnitas Software secures over $1million export sales in USA and Europe.
France and GB
Setanta invests in R&D to win over £1m of contracts in GB and FranceMagherafelt based construction firm wins lucrative contracts following Research and Development investment.
Spotlight on GermanyAs one of the largest industrial and export economies in Europe, Germany provides a vast spectrum of business opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses across a range of sectors.
Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
Spotlight on Benelux - Data & Cyber SecurityThis video tutorial highlights the trends and opportunities available in the security, risk and governance space in the Benelux and how Northern Ireland businesses can best approach these opportunities.
A diverse cultural and commercial scene make Spain a key export marketSpain is currently one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, with opportunities abound for local businesses.
Whitewater Brewery builds its international customer baseCastlewellan-based Whitewater Brewery secures new customers in Spain and Russia.
Browse upcoming events, exhibitions and virtual webinars showcasing Europe.
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