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

In the last three statistically verifiable months (September – November 2017), 24 of the 27 sectors (which are taken into account separately in the VDMA incoming order statistics) experienced an increase compared to the previous year.
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.
Twenty-one countries are considered in detail in the recently published "VDMA International Business Outlook" with regard to the situation and prospects.
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.