Figures and Facts

Liechtenstein is one of the most highly industrialized countries in the world today. The industry and manufacturing sector account for more than 40% of the country’s gross value added.

Liechtenstein, with 160 square kilometres, is the fourth smallest country in Europe. Until the 1940s, the country was strongly characterized by agriculture. Since then, the industrial and service sectors have taken its place. Due to the small domestic market in Liechtenstein, many companies sell their products abroad. The main export countries for the Liechtenstein industry are Switzerland, Germany, and the USA.

Around 90% of companies are small and microenterprises with fewer than 10 employees. However, there are also several large companies that operate their international corporations from their Liechtenstein headquarters. More than a third of the workforce in Liechtenstein is employed by a member company of the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce (LCCI).