Exporting guide to Luxembourg


Luxembourg is located in Western Europe and has a population of over 600,000 people. It is landlocked, and bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. Despite the relatively small size of the country, the UK has previously exported large amounts goods and services to Luxembourg.

Convenience for UK businesses

UK exporters should find business conditions in Luxembourg to be very favourable. English is widely spoken as a business language, and the country shares similar standards and work procedures to the UK. It's also just 2 hours away from London.

Strong service market

Most UK exports to Luxembourg are services. Luxembourg hosts the EU’s financial and legal institutions and is also the European headquarters for Amazon, PayPal and Skype.

Street scene in Luxembourg

Luxembourg: at a glance

Economic growth


Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is -9.3% (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

GDP per capita


Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is $41,127 (IMF, 2020, projected figure)



Business language

French, German, English

Time zone

GMT +2

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Next steps

DIT can advise you on doing business abroad, and help put you in touch with other people who can help such as lawyers and distributors.