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Illinois Office of Trade and Investment“State Focused – Globally Connected”

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Jack Lavin

Director

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Rod R. Blagojevich

Rajinder BediGovernor

Managing Director

Office of Trade and Investment


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

Rajinder Bedi

OTI Managing Director - Chicago

Chris Sala

OTI Assistant Managing Director - Chicago

Iwona Bochenska

International Trade Specialist for Europe – Chicago

Sharon Stead Galantino

Managing Director – Brussels Office

Siobhan Lysaght

Trade and Marketing Representative – Brussels Office

Annick Bilhou

Trade and Administrative Representative – Brussels Office

State of Illinois West European Office

Boulevard de la Cambre 28-30, Box No. 2

1000 Brussels, BELGIUM

Tel No: +32-2-646.5730 Fax No: +32-2-646.55.11

Email: [email protected]

Celebrating 40 Years In Europe- 2008


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West Europe and the OTI

Facts, Figures, Trade Missions and

FDI Promotional Activities


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

  • The Illinois West Europe Office covers a territory compromised of 16 countries.

    Countries include: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and The United Kingdom. (Finland is covered by the Warsaw office.)

  • Exports from Illinois to West Europe totaled $10,471,431,566 billion in 2006; an increase of 19.8% over 2005’s amount of $8,740,599,380 billion.

    Illinois’ major export sectors in 2006 to West Europe were:

    1) Machinery (non-electrical) - $2,514,315,959

    2) Chemicals - $2,401,267,443

    3) Computer and Electronic Products - $1,369,440,070

    4) Transportation Equipment - $1,177,658,314

    5) Electrical Equipment, Appliances, and Components - $817,538,801

    6) Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities - $630,986,150

    7) Fabricated Metal Products - $341,898,401


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Austria

North American Refractories Co., Columbia, IL

Clay Refractories

England

Sterling Jewelers Inc., Peru and Rockford, IL

Jewelry, Precious Stones and Metals

France

Sodexho Inc., Lebanon and Macomb, IL

Caterers

Germany

Euromarket Designs, Chicago, IL

Kitchenware

Greece

Olympic Airway, Chicago, IL

Airliner

Ireland

Old Castle Glass Inc., Bensenville, IL

Tempered Glass

Italy

Avantile Inc., Tinley Park, IL

Ceramic Floor and Wall Tile

Luxembourg

Gima Advanced Technology, Elk Grove Village, IL

Packaging Machinery

Netherlands

Corporate Express Inc., Crystal Lake, IL

Computer and Software Stores

ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

There are over twelve hundred West European companies which have chosen

To have some of the U.S. operations in Illinois. Some examples include:


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

More Companies…


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

Past OTI missions to West Europe

  • Illinois Trade Mission to Medica ’07 Trade Show in Düsseldorf, Germany (November 2007)

    * Six Illinois medical companies accompanied the OTI staff to Medica ’06, the world’s largest medical trade

    show. Companies were given booths and advanced

    promotion of their services. The OTI staff met with

    several foreign firms and attended the Invest in America‘s inaugural investment seminar on the eve of the trade show.

  • Illinois Fact Finding Trade Event to All Energy 2007 in Aberdeen, Scotland (May 2007)

    * Illinois OTI had a booth at this All Energy exhibition in the UK and had 4 catalogue exhibitors and one Illinois company who availed of the services of OTI and used the booth as a “pied-a-terre”. The intelligence gained from this event will be used to assess a possible Trade Mission to the UK focused on the Energy sector in 2008.


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

Past OTI missions to West Europe

  • Illinois Trade Mission to Medica ’06 Trade Show in Düsseldorf, Germany (November 2006)

    * Seven Illinois medical companies accompanied the OTI

    staff to Medica ’06, the world’s largest medical trade

    show. Companies were given booths and advanced

    promotion of their services. The OTI staff met with

    several foreign firms and hosted an FDI seminar about

    medical investment opportunities in Illinois.

  • Illinois Horizontal Trade Mission to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

    (June 2006)

    * Three Illinois firms accompanied the OTI staff to Spain in a

    broad based trade mission, covering different sectors of

    industry. Companies attended seminars, factory tours, and face-

    to-face meetings with compatible companies. The OTI staff

    held FDI seminars, introducing foreign investors to the

    commercial opportunities that await in Illinois.


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

  • Illinois Trade Mission to Medica ’05 Trade Show in Düsseldorf, Germany (June 2005)

    * Ten Illinois medical companies accompanied the OTI

    staff to Medica ’05, the world’s largest medical trade

    show. Companies were given booths and advanced

    promotion of their services. The OTI staff met with

    several foreign firms and hosted an FDI seminar about

    medical investment opportunities in Illinois. All companies

    reported meeting interested parties who they have hope for

    future business.

  • Illinois Food and Processing Trade Mission to Düsseldorf, Germany and Bologna, Italy (May 2005)

    * Six Illinois small to medium sized firms, in the food and

    processing industry, accompanied the OTI staff to Germany and

    Italy for seminars and face-to-face meetings with firms from

    Europe in the same industry. All firms that attended rated

    their experience as satisfying. The six companies reported

    obtaining 97 leads during the mission.


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

Examples of foreign companies encouraged to locate in Illinois and assisted by OTI

Austria

Belgium

Denmark

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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENTState of Illinois – West European Office

Examples of foreign companies encouraged to locate in Illinois and assisted by OTI

France

Germany

Great Britain

Italy

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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENTState of Illinois – West European Office

Examples of foreign companies encouraged to locate in Illinois and assisted by OTI

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

*Parent company has been contacted and offered assistance when needed.

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Examples of investments made with the assistance of OTI

Coster USA Inc, Elgin, IL

24,000 sq ft

Lifting Gear USA Inc, Bridgeview, IL

20,000 sq ft

Mecalux USA Inc, Melrose Park, IL

400,000+ sq ft,

Dynaco USA Inc, Northbrook, IL

20,000 sq ft

Raven Antenna Systems Inc, Batavia, IL

60,000 sq ft

FKW USA Inc, Frankfort, IL

50,000 sq ft


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Angouleme, France- Hoffman Estates

Bingen, Germany- Tinley Park

Canterbury, England- Bloomington/Normal

Capri, Italy- Carol Stream

Capurso, Italy- Schiller Park

Clonmel, Ireland, Friedrichshafen, Germany- Peoria

County Down, Northern Ireland- Glenview

Cremona, Italy- Des Plaines

Diegem, Belgium- Northbrook

Ferrara Province, Italy- Lake County

Ferrari, Italy- Highland Park

Fontenay-le-Comte, France- Palatine

Frosinone, Italy- Elmwood Park

Galva, Sweden- Galva

Gedern, Germany- Columbia

Gross-Bieberau, Germany- Millstadt

Hamburg, Germany- Lake Park High School

Herford, Germany- Quincy

Herzberg, Germany- Dixon

Holzerlingen, Germany- Crystal Lake

Kinver, England- Park Ridge

Leixlip, Ireland, Friedrichshafen, Germany, Naphion, Greece, Pisa, Italy- Niles

Ludinghausen, Germany- Deerfield

Nittenau, Germany and Midlothian, Scotland- Lake Zurich

Paderborn, Germany- Belleville

Pamplona, Spain- Oak Park

Porta Westfalica- Waterloo

Rugeley, England- Western Springs

San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy- Chicago Heights

Schaumburg, Germany- Schaumburg

Schwieberdingen, Germany and Vaux-le-Penil, France- Belvidere

Seevetal, Germany- Decatur

Sevres, France- Mt. Prospect

Sursee, Switzerland- Highland

Tamworth, England- De Kalb

Taufkirchen, Germany- West Chicago

Termine Imerese, Italy- Elk Grove Village

Triggiona, Italy- Addison

Weidhausen, Germany- Frankfort

Wheaton-Aston, England, Karlskoga, Sweden- Wheaton

ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

CITIES IN ILLINOIS WITH SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIPS IN WESTERN EUROPE


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

  • CHICAGO SISTER CITIES WITHIN WESTERN EUROPE

  • Athens, Greece

  • Birmingham, England

  • Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Hamburg, Germany

  • Lucerne, Switzerland

  • Milan, Italy

  • Paris, France

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

  • Chicago Sister Cities International Program

  • Chicago Cultural Center

  • 78 E Washington Street, 4th Floor

  • Tel No: Fax No:

  • Natalie Campbell, Communications Manager

  • Email: [email protected]


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

OTI has organized and participated in CASE FDI and other relevant seminars as well as attend trade shows for FDI activity in the following locations in Western Europe:

  • CALENDAR YEAR 2005

    * Lille (France) Ghent, Liege, Mons and Antwerp (Belgium) Leeds and Newcastle (UK)

    Madrid, Seville and Barcelona (ES) Stuttgart, Dresden and Duisburg (D) Stockholm (SE)

  • CALENDAR YEAR 2006

    * London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow (UK) Istanbul (TR) Valencia, Santiago

    de Compostello, Vigo, Madrid and Barcelona (ES) Paderborn (NL) Boenen, Düsseldorf,

    Hanover (D) Lyon and Oyonnax (FR) Bergamo and Naples (IT) Emballage Trade Show

    (Packaging show in Paris) Hanover Fair, (Hanover, Germany)

  • CALENDAR YEAR 2007

    Vienna and Linz, (A) London and Cardiff (UK), Neuss (D),) Sheffield

    Newcastle and Glasgow (UK) Rotterdam (NL), Madrid, Zaragoza and Valencia (ES) Paris (FR) London(UK) Medica Invest in America (Germany), The K Show (Plastics Germany)

    CeBit Trade show in Germany, Cosmopack Trade Show (Bologna, Italy) The Hanover Fair

    (Germany) Transport and Logistics Material Handling Show (Barcelona ES)) Transport

    Logistics (Munich –D)

“State Focused-Globally Connected”


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ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office

The following Illinois-based organizations promote commercial activities with West Europe:

*Midwest Danish American Chamber of Commerce

* The North of England

* Normandie Development

* Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce

* Scottish Development International

* Swedish American Chamber of Commerce

* Swedish Trade Council

* Swiss Business Hub USA

* Swiss American Business Council

* Trade Commission of Spain

* Austrian Trade Commission

* Basque Trade Commission

* Belgian Business Club of Chicago

* British-American Business Council-Chicago

* British Midlands

* Dutch Chicago Business Exchange

* Chicago/Ireland Business Development Association

* Embassy for France Economic Mission

* French-American Chamber of Commerce

* IDA Ireland

* International Business Wales

* Invest in France Agency North America

* Invest in Germany

* Invest in Northern France

* Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest

* Italian Trade Commission

* IVEX (Spain Trade Affairs)


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Austrian Trade Commission

Franz Roessler, Trade Commissioner

500 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1950

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)644-5556

[email protected]

Basque Trade Commission

Aitor Sotes, Director

401 N Michigan Ave. Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)840-8551

www.basquetc.com

Belgian Business Club of Chicago

333 N. Michigan Ave. Rm. 531

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)251-0622

[email protected]

British-American Business Council of Chicago

Chris Brenkus, Executive Director

400 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 411

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)828-9861

www.babc.org

British Midlands, Midwest Region

Vern Sebby

20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 930

Chicago, IL 60606

Tel (312)321-0217

www.thebritishmidlands.com

Chicago/Ireland Business Development Association

John Brennin Larkin, Chairman

900 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)915-2291

ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office


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Dutch Chicago Business Exchange of the Netherland-America Foundation

Mr. Cor Hersbach

303 E. Wacker Dr. Suite 2600

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (877)388-2443

[email protected]

Embassy for France Economic Mission

Arnaud Leretour, Economic and Commercial Counselor

205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3730

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)327-5252

[email protected]

French-American Chamber of Commerce

Genevieve Gandal, Director

33 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 670

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)578-0044

[email protected]

German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest

Gerd M. Doepner, President and CEO

401 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3330

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)644-2662

[email protected]

IDA Ireland

Rose Whitehorne

75 E. Wacker Dr. Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)236-0222

[email protected]

Invest in France Agency North America

George Ucko, Vice president

205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3750

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)628-1054

www.ifana.org

ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office


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Invest in Germany

Kenneth W. Bremer, U.S. Representative, U.S. Region

200 S. Wacker Dr., 31st Floor

Chicago, IL 60606

Tel (312)596-8503

www.invest-in-germany.de/en

Invest in Northern France

875 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3214

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)255-1000

[email protected]

Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest

Fulvio Calcinardi, Executive Director

500 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 506

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)553-9137

[email protected]

Italian Trade Commission

Pasquale Bova, Trade Commissioner

401 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3030

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)670-4360

www.italtrade.com/countries/americas/usa/chicago.htm

IVEX (Valencia, Spain Trade Affairs)

Ruben M. Hernandez

Tel (312)467-2931

[email protected]

Midwest Danish American Chamber of Commerce

Logan Langballe, President

1494 Ashbury Ave.

Winnetka, IL 60093

Tel (312)787-8780

[email protected]

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The North of England

Juan-Carlos Jeffrey, Vice President

444 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3350

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)379-5380

[email protected]

Normandie Development

Cristophe Caron, Director of North America

205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3740

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)377-8131

[email protected]

Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest-Chicago Chapter

Myrna Pederson, President

P.O. Box 964

Arlington Heights, IL 60006

Tel (312)943-0154

http://www.nacc.no/

Scottish Development International, USA-Central Region

Ian MacMahon, Vice President

1020 31st St. Suite 130

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Tel (630)968-6555

[email protected]

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce

Pia Wennerth, Executive Administrator

150 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)781-6234

[email protected]

Swedish Trade Council

Stefan Bergstrom, Trade Commissioner

150 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)781-6222

[email protected]

ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office


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Swiss Business Hub USA

Dr. Martin von Walterskirchen, Director737 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2301

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)915-0061

[email protected]

Swiss-American Business Council

Andre C. Frieden, Chairman & Executive Director

P.O. Box 641724

Chicago, IL 60601

[email protected]

Trade Commission of Spain

Enrique Alejo, Trade Commissioner

500 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1500

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)644-1154

[email protected]

ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT State of Illinois – West European Office


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Western European General Consulates


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Consulate General of Austria

Hon. Robert Zischg, Consul General

400 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 707

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)222-1515

http://www.aussenministerium.at/view.php3?r_id=2905&LNG=en&version=

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Belgium

Hon. Paul M. Van Halteren, Honorary Consul

1713 W. Beach Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

Tel (847)871-6670

[email protected]

The Royal Danish Consulate General

Hon. Mads Mikkelsen, Consul General

211 E. Ontario St. Suite 1800

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)787-8780

http://www.consulatedk.org/

Consulate General of France

Hon. Jean-Baptiste Main de Boissiere, Consul General

205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3700

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)327-5200

http://www.consulfrance-chicago.org/

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Hon. Wolfgang Drautz, Consul General

676 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3200

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)202-0480

http://www.germany-info.org/

Consulate General of Greece

Hon. Aliki Hadjis, Consul General

650 N. Saint Clair St.

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)335-3915

http://www.greekembassy.org/chicago

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Consulate General of Ireland

Hon. Sean Farrell, Consul General

400 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 911

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)337-1868

[email protected]

Consulate General of Italy

Hon. Eugenio Sgro, Consul General

500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1850

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)467-1550

www.italconschicago.org/

Honorary Consulate General of Luxembourg

Hon. Donald John Hansen, Honorary Consul General

1417 Braburn Court

Wheeling, IL 60090

Tel (847)520-5995

www.luxembourgconsulate.org/

Consulate General of the Netherlands

Hon. Dirk Willem Schiff, Consul General

303 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2600

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)856-0110

[email protected]

Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate General

Hon. Paul S. Anderson, Honorary Consul General

300 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1220

Chicago, IL 60606

Tel (312)377-5050

http://www.norway.org/

Honorary Consulate of Portugal

Hon. Nelson De Castro, Honorary Consul

71 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2930

Chicago, IL 60606

Tel (312)777-3511

[email protected]

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Consulate General of Spain

Hon. Francisco J. Viqueira, Consul General

180 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1500

Chicago, IL 60604

Tel (312)782-4588

http://www.consulate/spain/chicago.com

Honorary Consulate General of Sweden

Hon. Kerstin B. Lane, Honorary Consul General

150 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1250

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)781-6262

http://www.swedenchicago.com/

Consulate General of Switzerland

Hon. Hermann Buff, Consul General

737 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2301

Chicago, IL 60601

Tel (312)915-0061

www.eda.admin.ny/newyork_cg/e/home.html

Consulate General of the United Kingdom

Hon. Andrew James Seaton

400 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel (312)970-3800

www.britainusa.com/consular/chicago

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West Europe Country Profiles

Specific country figures and contact information


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AUSTRIA – Country Profile

  • Capital: Vienna

  • Population: 8,199,783

  • GDP: $283.8 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Austria were $88,491,579 million, an increase of 60.25% from 2005’s $55,219,948 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Bulgaria include:

    * Transportation Equipment - $19,044,612

    * Computer and electronic products - $9,502,059

    * Machinery - $8,571,330

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $8,370,733

    * Manufactured Commodities - $2,514,351

    Consulate General of Austria

    Hon. Robert Zischg, Consul General

    400 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 707

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Tel (312)222-1515

Important Industries: construction, machinery, vehicles and parts,

food, metals, chemicals, lumber and wood processing, paper and

paperboard, communications equipment, and tourism


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BELGIUM – Country Profile

  • Capital: Brussels

  • Population: 10,392,226

  • GDP: $342.8 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Belgium were $1,510,310,389 billion, an increase of 15.03% from 2005’s $1,312,929,432 billion.

    Leading Illinois exports to Belgium include:

    * Machinery - $687,012,610

    * Chemicals - $116,538,277

    * Transportation Equipment - $96,859,790

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliance and Components – 92,431,778

    * Manufactured Commodities - $70,856,062

    Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Belgium

    Hon. Paul M. Van Halteren, Honorary Consul

    1713 W. Beach Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60622

    Tel (847)871-6670

Important Industries: engineering and metal products,

motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipment,

scientific instruments, processed food and beverages,

chemicals, basic metals, textiles, glass, and petroleum


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DENMARK – Country Profile

  • Capital: Copenhagen

  • Population: 5,468,120

  • GDP: $201.5 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Denmark were $135,796,555 million, an increase of 18.24% from 2005’s $114,852,476 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Denmark include:

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $30,556,162

    * Computer and electronic products - $25,238,552

    * Machinery - $18,912,901

    * Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities – 18,516,399

    * Transportation equipment - $13,757,430

    The Royal Danish Consulate General

    Hon. Mads Mikkelsen, Consul General

    211 E. Ontario St. Suite 1800

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Tel (312)787-8780

Important Industries: iron, steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals,

food processing, machinery and transportation equipment,

textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture and

other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment, windmills,

pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment


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FRANCE – Country Profile

  • Capital: Paris

  • Population: 63,713,926

  • GDP: $1.891 Trillion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to France were $1,055,812,591 billion, a increase of 26.51% from 2005’s $834,554,548 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to France include:

    * Machinery - $203,249,927

    * Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities - $201,173,181

    * Chemicals - $179,982,264

    * Transportation Equipment - $127,650,327

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $125,184,463

    Consulate General of France

    Hon. Jean-Baptiste Main de Boissiere, Consul General

    205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3700

    Chicago, IL 60601

    Tel (312)327-5200

Important Industries: machinery, chemicals, automobiles,

metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing;

and tourism


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IRELAND – Country Profile

  • Capital: Dublin

  • Population: 4,109,086

  • GDP: $180.7 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Ireland were $227,776,668 million, an increase of 85.14% from 2005’s $123,031,095 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Ireland include:

    * Chemicals – $64,981,953

    * Food and Kindred Products - $54,752,379

    * Computer and Electronic Products - $28,786,634

    * Machinery - $27,771,280

    * Transportation Equipment - $11,668,914

    Consulate General of Ireland

    Hon. Sean Farrell, Consul General

    400 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 911

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Tel (312)337-1868

Important Industries: steel, lead, zinc, silver, aluminum, barite,

and gypsum mining processing; food products, brewing, textiles,

clothing; chemicals, pharmaceuticals; machinery, rail transportation

equipment, passenger and commercial vehicles, ship construction

and refurbishment; glass and crystal; software, and tourism


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GERMANY – Country Profile

  • Capital: Berlin

  • Population: 82,400,996

  • GDP: $2.63 Trillion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Germany were $2,027,781,569 billion, a increase of 13.84% from 2005’s $1,781,333,415 billion.

    Leading Illinois exports to Germany include:

    * Chemicals - $478,886,973

    * Machinery - $419,443,894

    * Computer and Electronic Products - $342,958,419

    * Transportation Equipment - $262,306,679

    * Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities - $159,205,667

    Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

    Hon. Wolfgang Drautz, Consul General

    676 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3200

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Tel (312)202-0480

Important Industries: among the world's largest and most

technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement,

chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics,

food and beverages, shipbuilding, and textiles


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GREAT BRITAIN – Country Profile

  • Capital: London

  • Population: 60.776.238

  • GDP: $1.93 Trillion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Great Britain were $2,284,226926 billion, an increase of 23.38% from 2005’s $1,851,374,059 billion.

    Leading Illinois exports to Britain include:

    * Chemicals - $709,811,822

    * Machinery - $504,471,946

    * Computer and Electronic Products - $328,146,141

    * Transportation Equipment - $189,126,272

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $162,741,771

    Consulate General of the United Kingdom

    Hon. Andrew James Seaton

    400 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Tel (312)970-3800

Important Industries: machine tools, electric power equipment,

automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft,

motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications

equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and

paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing,

and other consumer goods


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GREECE – Country Profile

  • Capital: Athens

  • Population: 10,706,290

  • GDP: $256.3 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Greece were $54,644,683 million, an increase of 40.06% from 2005’s $39,015,828 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Greece include:

    * Transportation Equipment – $16,183,969

    * Machinery - $13,024,314

    * Computer and Electrical Products - $8,282,999

    * Agricultural Products - $5,252,235

    * Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities - $3,246,810

    Consulate General of Greece

    Hon. Aliki Hadjis, Consul General

    650 N. Saint Clair St.

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Tel (312)335-3915

Important Industries: tourism, food and tobacco processing,

textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, and petroleum


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ITALY – Country Profile

  • Capital: Rome

  • Population: 58,147,773

  • GDP: $1.756 Trillion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Italy were $440,362,813 million, an increase of 18.59% from 2005’s $371,318,163 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Italy include:

    * Machinery - $137,176,985

    *Transportation Equipment - $72,895,886

    * Computer and Electronic Products - $64,578,946

    * Waste and Scrap - $35,071,722

    *Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $28,734,229

    Consulate General of Italy

    Hon. Eugenio Sgro, Consul General

    500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1850

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Tel (312)467-1550

Important Industries: tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals,

food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear,

and ceramics


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LUXEMBOURG – Country Profile

  • Capital: Luxembourg

  • Population: 480,222

  • GDP: $33.87 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Luxembourg were $3,432,412 million, an increase of 334.64% from 2005’s $789,718 thousand.

    Leading Illinois exports to Luxembourg include:

    * Transportation Equipment - $1,225,527

    * Computer and electronic products - $918,979

    * Machinery - $455,712

    * Printing, Publishing, and Similar Products - $334,580

    * Food and Kindred Products - $289,556

    Honorary Consulate General of Luxembourg

    Hon. Donald John Hansen, Honorary Consul General

    1417 Braburn Court

    Wheeling, IL 60090

    Tel (847)520-5995

Important Industries: banking and financial services, iron

and steel, information technology, telecommunications,

cargo transportation, food processing, chemicals, metal products,

engineering, tires, glass, aluminum, tourism


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NETHERLANDS – Country Profile

  • Capital: Amsterdam

  • Population: 16,570,613

  • GDP: $529.1 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Netherlands were $1,332,737,430 billion, an increase of 7.82% from 2005’s $1,236,029,743million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Netherlands include:

    * Chemicals - $453,019,891

    *Computer and Electronic Products - $255,9448,199

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $172,440,274

    * Transportation Equipment – $155,972,069

    * Machinery - $105,411,519

    Consulate General of the Netherlands

    Hon. Dirk Willem Schiff, Consul General

    303 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2600

    Chicago, IL 60601

    Tel (312)856-0110

Important Industry: agro industries, metal and engineering products,

electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum,

construction, microelectronics, and fishing


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NORWAY – Country Profile

  • Capital: Oslo

  • Population: 4,627,926

  • GDP: $213.6 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Norway were $85,736,474 million, an increase of 24.22% from 2005’s $69,017,475 million.

    Leading exports to Norway were:

    * Machinery - $39,653,559

    * Computer and Electronic Products - $10,943,434

    * Nonmetallic Mineral products - $8,629,489

    * Transportation Equipment - $7,049,952

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $4,287,967

    Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate General

    Hon. Paul S. Anderson, Honorary Consul General

    300 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1220

    Chicago, IL 60606

    Tel (312)377-5050

Important Industries: petroleum and gas, food processing,

shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals,

timber, mining, textiles, and fishing


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PORTUGAL – Country Profiles

  • Capital: Lisbon

  • Population: 10,642,836

  • GDP: $210.1 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Portugal were $25,413,385 million, an increase of 1.42% from 2005’s $25,058,635 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Portugal include:

    * Fabricated and metal products - $2,196,336

    * Computer and electronic products - $1,329,696

    * Machinery - $1,269,960

    * Food and kindred products - $510,518

    * Transportation equipment - $311,449

    Honorary Consulate of Portugal

    Hon. Nelson De Castro, Honorary Consul

    71 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2930

    Chicago, IL 60606

    Tel (312)777-3511

Important Industries: textiles and footwear; wood pulp, paper,

and cork; metals and metalworking; oil refining; chemicals;

fish canning; rubber and plastic products; ceramics; electronics

and communications equipment; rail transportation equipment;

aerospace equipment; ship construction and refurbishment; wine;

and tourism


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SPAIN – Country Profiles

  • Capital: Madrid

  • Population: 40,448,191

  • GDP: $1.109 Trillion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Spain were $418,201,509 million, an increase of 49.42% from 2005’s $279,768,071 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Spain include:

    * Machinery - $164,164,660

    *Transportation Equipment - $76,138,359

    * Computer and Electronic Products - $39,207,500

    * Miscellaneous Manufactured Products - $25,165,768

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $24,442,367

    Consulate General of Spain

    Hon. Francisco J. Viqueira, Consul General

    180 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1500

    Chicago, IL 60604

    Tel (312)782-4588

Important Industries: textiles and apparel (including footwear), food

and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals,

shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and

refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment


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SWEDEN – Country Profile

  • Capital: Stockholm

  • Population: 9,031,088

  • GDP: $290.6 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Sweden were $158,510,792 million, an increase of 47.11% from 2005’s $107,750,650 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Sweden include:

    *Machinery - $60,885,450

    * Waste and Scrap - $27,629,396

    * Computer and Electronic Products - $23,440,035

    * Transportation Equipment – $10,008,981

    *Electrical Equipment/Appliances and Components - $9,439,110

    Honorary Consulate General of Sweden

    Hon. Kerstin B. Lane, Honorary Consul General

    150 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1250

    Chicago, IL 60601

    Tel (312)781-6262

Important Industries: iron and steel, precision equipment

(bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp

and paper products, processed foods, and motor vehicles


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SWITZERLAND – Country Profile

  • Capital: Bern

  • Population: 7,507,000

  • GDP: $264.1 Billion

  • In 2006, Illinois exports to Switzerland were $247,551,147 million, an increase of 38.10% from 2005’s $6,717,827 million.

    Leading Illinois exports to Switzerland include:

    * Chemicals - $104,743,337

    * Computer and electronic products - $27,430,377

    * Transportation Equipment - $25,246,892

    * Machinery - $24,394,222

    * Electrical Equipment/Appliance and Components - $16,262,422

    Consulate General of Switzerland

    Hon. Hermann Buff, Consul General

    737 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2301

    Chicago, IL 60601

    Tel (312)915-0061

Important Industries: machinery, chemicals, watches, textiles,

precision instruments, tourism, banking, and insurance


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