Mechanical Engineering Industry

Research and Innovation in the Mechanical Engineering Industry
German machinery manufacturing takes place in highly innovative companies.Its above average commitment to research and innovation is represented in the respective statistical figures.

Economic Situation

After 5 years of steady growth, the German production of process machinery and equipment dropped by 10 percent to 6.9 billion euros in 2015. Exports of process engineering machinery and equipment reached a volume of 5.5 billion euros. This is an increase of 1 percent compared to last year.
In 2015, the German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports by nearly 3 percent.
Mechanical engineering – figures and charts 2017
The brochure "Mechanical engineering – figures and charts 2017" provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanical engineering industry.
Statistical yearbook for mechanical engineering, Edition 2017
This year's edition 2017 of the Statistical yearbook for mechanical engineering provides a comprehensive survey of all VDMA statistical data sets.
„Key to the VDMA“
The VDMA publishes a new "Key to the VDMA". The brochure provides an overview of the VDMA contact persons sorted alphabetically according to topics.