The VDMA Monthly Bulletin
10.01.2018 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.
More than 20,000 job openings in the German mechanical engineering industry
10.01.2018 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.
Update of economic situation in mining equipment sector – Turnover development at the apex: ± 0 compared to the same period of the previous year
06.12.2017 The turnover result of the same period of the previous year was achieved by October this year. After a period where incoming orders recorded positive numbers, the turnover is now catching up.
India: Results of the VDMA Business Climate Survey Spring 2017
01.12.2017 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.
Global mechanical engineering: It's on - finally!
27.11.2017 Twenty-one countries are considered in detail in the recently published "VDMA International Business Outlook" with regard to the situation and prospects.
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The German machine builders see the greatest risk of Brexit in an increase of trade barriers. Foreign exchange risk, political and legal uncertainty and the slowdown in economic growth in the UK for several years are also assessed as high risks.
The result of the referendum in the UK alarms VDMA and the French mechanical engineering federation FIM. In a common statement, the two associations underline their support for the European integration as a basis for stability, peace and economic welfare in Europe.
German machinery manufacturing takes place in highly innovative companies.Its above average commitment to research and innovation is represented in the respective statistical figures.
This year's edition 2017 of the Statistical yearbook for mechanical engineering provides a comprehensive survey of all VDMA statistical data sets.
The brochure "Mechanical engineering – figures and charts 2017" provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanical engineering industry.