Buy in Europe or import from outside?

Should you buy in Europe ?
Try our calculator which will give you the opportunity to compare the exact costs between buying in Europe or importing from outside.

This exclusive tool created by Euromerx integrate all hidden buying costs like freight costs, storage costs, asset cash costs, bank charges (exchange charges or international bank transfer charges) and costs related to a lack of quality. Obviously, exchange rate €/$ is also taken into account.


Unit cost EXW a
Units ordered
Total order amount
Total order volume b
Storage cost / m3 / year c
Freight charges
Additionnal freight charges d
Customs duties e
Manufacturing time
Delivery time
% paid at the order
% paid at the shipping
% paid at the delivery
% paid 30 days after delivery
Exchange rate €/$
Annual cash yield % f
% defective non-refundable g
Bank charges h
Import extra-UE
Import intra-UE


Unit cost EXW a Unit cost EXW - Ex Works.
Total order volume b Volume in m3 of the whole order. This indicator is often used to compute freight charges and storage costs.
Storage cost / m3 / year c How does it cost you per year to store 1m3 of products? Default value is an estimate of the storage cost per m3 per year near Paris.
Additionnal freight charges d We find here unloading and related charges... The default calculation is an estimate.
Customs duties e Customs duties vary according to the kind of imported products and the overall amount of the order. Default calculation here is based on packaging products.
Annual cash yield % f This value represents the secure yield you can have by investing cash. Default value is determined by the yield you can have by lending money to a 'secured' European country.
% defective non-refundable g This indicator represents the % of defective products that are non-refundable. You can consider it as a cost for bad quality products or needed charges to verify quality.
Bank charges h Most of banks charge for international bank transfers or for bank transfers in foreign currencies. These charges are generally between 1% and 2% of the whole amount of the order.