VDMA Incoming Orders June 2017
Economic Situation

VDMA Industrial Valves: An upswing in exports causes industrial valve manufacturers to rejoice

10.04.2018 The Eurozone is returning to a stable path of growth. China and USA are the most important sales markets for the industry in 2017 too.

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Economic update mining: Erholung setzt sich fort

05.04.2018 The weak start to the year was overcome in February. In total, the incoming orders in the first two months of the year were 22 percent higher than at the same stage of the previous year, while domestic orders and orders from non-European countries were noticeably high, and orders from the euro partner countries noticeably low.

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VDMA Monthly bulletin

05.04.2018 At 87.9 percent, the capacity utilization in January 2018 was significantly above the long-term industry average.

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Key figures of the German machine tool industry

27.03.2018 Key figures is a quarterly summary of the relevant data of the machine tool branch such as production, exports, imports, incoming orders, employment etc.

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Economic update mining: The end of the upswing, or just a pause for breath?

16.03.2018 After the turbulent development of incoming orders over the previous year, the figures for January 2018 are like an ice-cold shower, with a decrease of 29 percent compared to January 2017. Although this is partly due to a statistical base effect – a very high index value was determined for incoming orders in January 2017 – 2018 has not started well.

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Dr. Ralph Wiechers

Chief Economist, Managing Director Taxes


+49 69 6603-1371


+49 69 6603-2371


Ulrich Ackermann

Managing Director Foreign Trade, Foreign Trade Promotion, Global Development and Trade Policy


+49 69 6603-1441


+49 69 6603-2441


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