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

With an increase of 26 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, the growth rate of incoming orders remained high at the end of 2017. Unfortunately, the turnover in December fell short of the strong figures from the previous year. The Federal Statistical Office reports a 6.8 percent increase in the production of mining machinery for the first three quarters of 2017.
In 2017 the demand for labour rose significantly. The last time the number of additional job offerings was as high as present has been in 2007.
The Indian affiliates of the VDMA member companies in autumn 2017 consider their business perspectives less positively than in spring. Twice yearly, the VDMA in India has been surveying top executives of the member companies and thereby capturing their mood and expectations.
China’s market changes are reflected in import trends, machinery exports from China are facing a headwind!
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"
Der VDMA veröffentlicht neuen „Schlüssel zum VDMA“. Die Broschüre gibt eine Übersicht über die Ansprechpartner des VDMA alphabetisch sortiert nach Themengebieten.