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

Twenty-one countries are considered in detail in the recently published "VDMA International Business Outlook" with regard to the situation and prospects.
In September 2017, German machinery exports exceeded the previous year’s result in the same month by 3.4 percent, resulting in an increase of 7.4 percent in the first three quarters of 2017.
According to the latest VDMA Business Climate Survey China the Chinese affiliates of the VDMA member companies, in spring 2017, consider their business even more positively than in spring of this year. However, the expectations have slightly decreased. Since 2016, the VDMA has been surveying top executives of the Chinese affiliates twice yearly and thereby capturing their mood and expectations.
Worldwide machinery turnover is developing more positively than expected. A price-adjusted turnover growth of 6 percent is now expected for 2017. In 2018, the increase in the sector is predicted to be 4 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.