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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.

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The VDMA Monthly Bulletin

02.11.2017 At 87.9 percent, the capacity utilization in October 2017 was above the long-term industry average.

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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.

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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.

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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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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


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