China: Results of the VDMA Business Climate Survey Autumn 2017
09.11.2017 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.
The VDMA Monthly Bulletin
02.11.2017 At 87.9 percent, the capacity utilization in October 2017 was above the long-term industry average.
World machinery: On growth course in 2018, too
26.10.2017 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.
Machinery exports: Further strong increase in China, USA, Russia
19.10.2017 In August 2017, German machinery exports exceeded the previous year’s result by a nominal 8.7 percent.
China: Current information on textile machinery industry
13.10.2017 China’s market changes are reflected in import trends, machinery exports from China are facing a headwind!
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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.
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.
German machinery manufacturing takes place in highly innovative companies.Its above average commitment to research and innovation is represented in the respective statistical figures.