Re: If this was....
Services > "Finance Services". Finance is now only 6.5% of GBP, it was 10% pre bust, that's why its climbing back. oh yeah, 44% of finance exports are to the EU.
You get the difference between a finance product and a person.
Services are mostly people, consultants, waiters, leisure etc.. People are not widgets and cannot be duplicated and packed off for export.
There is nothing stopping a EU country matching Germany for exports today, apart from planning and vision.
"Are you suggesting the members of the EU could solve their unemployment problems by offering 0hr contracts?"
0hr contracts are are scam, gives an illusion of employment and inflicted on people who can least choose not to take them. Flexible working does not require 0hr contracts but suits employers of course.