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The leading trade fair for the gas and oil industry in Russia will take place for the 22nd time from 18 to 21 April 2022. Registration deadline for the German Pavilion is 13 January 2022.
The deadlock in EU trade agreements urgently needs to be broken. That is why the heads of state and government are sending the right signal at the EU summit by discussing the difficulties of trade negotiations.
At the 48th German-Brazilian Economic Commission on 19 October 2021, the VDMA was able to present the concerns of the mechanical engineering industry.
The USA is the main trading partner for Hessen's mechanical engineering companies, but imports from China are also showing double-digit growth.
Six-percent economic growth. Six trillion dollars in rescue funds. The U.S. government prepares the path for an economic rebound. This means good news for the German manufacturing sector.
The German government is conducting a survey to analyse the impact of subsidies and the foreign trade promotion they make possible, as well as the prospects for further development.
Reshaping transatlantic trade relations, lifting tariffs and trade barriers: major progress was made at the first summit between the US and the European Union under US President Joe Biden.
The eastern German mechanical engineering sector continued its recovery in the third quarter of 2021. However, scarce materials are increasingly putting the brakes on production.
The EU Commission's work programme for 2022 underlines the strong creative will of the EU executive. It wants to advance the green and digital transformation in Europe, and rightly so. However, it is crucial that the EU Commission leaves entrepreneurs enough room for innovation.
America's 46th President Joe Biden offers Europe the chance to reset relations with the United States. In an VDMA-interview, Peter Rashish of the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) assesses, among other things, the effects of the return to shared values on European-American trade policy as well as the geopolitical conflict between the United States and China and its impact on Germany and the European Union.
In August 2021, machinery exports from Germany exceeded their prior-year level by 14.9 percent.
For the period January to August, new orders in Process Engineering are up year on year for the first time in 2021.
Due to the pandemic, India's leading chemical engineering exhibition has been postponed as a presence event from 2021 to 22 - 25.02.2022. After ACHEMA and besides KHIMIA in Moscow, ChemTECH in Mumbai is now the only major pure chemical engineering fair abroad that is attended by a significant number of German and international companies.
"In the additive manufacturing industry, people are looking ahead with a good dose of optimism. This is evidenced by our current economic survey." This is how Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the Additive Manufacturing Working Group (AG AM) in the VDMA, summarizes the results of the current survey.
Scarce and expensive: The enormous supply difficulties and price increases for material also influenced the board meeting. The look behind the scenes of federal politics was also informative.
The state Hermes cover also helps with "working capital", namely advance payment and contract guarantees for exports.
In the first half of the year, production in the specialist sector of food processing and packaging machinery grew by 5 percent above the comparable figure for the previous year, according to provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office.
Despite increasing impairments in the supply chain and the shortage of skilled workers, the business climate in the Austrian mechanical and plant engineering sector remains at a very high level. However, there are initial signs of a slowdown in momentum.
In August, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector were 1 percent higher than in the same month last year. Almost 3 percent more orders were received from abroad, and almost 6 percent less from Germany.
Saarland's mechanical engineering sector can boast growth in incoming orders of over 33 percent for domestic and 27 percent from abroad and sales growth of 20 percent in August 2021.
The EU-Commission initiated in July 2021 the WTO dispute settlement procedure with Russia on procurement for State-owned enterprises. VDMA supports this procedure.
Every year, more than 600 VDMA members supply process technology components and systems to 150 countries around the world. Here you will find the current process technology trade fair lists.
Development of German exports of mechanical engineering/process engineering machinery and apparatus, country shares, most important machinery supplier countries incl. goods shares, EU exports
Hermes Cover is an instrument of state foreign trade promotion. The range of cover extends along the entire value chain.
Georgia's clothing industry offers great potential for expansion. Fashion designers are looking for business partners abroad.
Uzbekistan is developing into an international industry hotspot. The industry is one of the top investment sectors in the manufacturing industry.
In September 2021, the registrations of new tractors in Germany were 6,0 percent under the same month last year.
The statistical offices of the Federal Government and the Länder are currently conducting a voluntary survey on global value chains on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The survey takes place in several countries of the European Union and will contribute to a better understanding of globalization. The VDMA hopes for your support.
The order intake is shining, but delays in the supply chain as well as a lack of raw materials and rising material prices are leading to delivery problems and uncertainties in the calculation.
Shortages and rising prices of intermediate products are a well-known phenomenon that is regularly observed in the upswing following a sharp downturn. In 2021, however, this effect is more pronounced than after previous crises.
Order intake grows for the ninth month. The recovery in sales is not yet there.
The solar machinery sector is showing a significant increase in incoming orders. A strong increase in sales is expected for 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic is having an impact mainly in noticeable supply-side disruptions.The export market is showing new momentum.
The most important key figures of the industry at a glance.
With 1.34 million employees, mechanical and plant engineering is the key industry in Germany with the highest employment.
Shortages of components and raw materials have worsened and are partially limiting production growth in the mechanical engineering sector.
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Incoming orders in North Rhine-Westphalia's mechanical and plant engineering sector in August 2021 were 45 percent up on the same month last year.
The monthly figures on order intake in the eastern German and all-German mechanical engineering sectors complement our quarterly trend survey.
New orders in Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering sector in August 2021
Despite all the supply bottlenecks, the order books in the mechanical engineering industry were continuously filled up strongly in August.
Moscow and Minsk have been negotiating deeper integration for three years. After presidential elections in Belarus in 2020, Russia is fast-tracking the project.
As an important service, VDMA Armaturen offers member companies regular updates on important industry facts concerning the building and industrial valves industry.
In August, domestic and foreign sales of industrial valves manufacturers were clearly up again for the first time after several months of lull.
After a somewhat weaker previous month, the domestic and foreign business of German building fittings manufacturers picked up again strongly in August.
Monthly tracking of the market development of valve-relevant raw materials with a focus on non-ferrous metals.
The VDMA informs its members twice a year about the development of the chemical industry in Brazil, China, France, South Korea, Russia, Turkey, USA and the United Kingdom.
The current annual report of the Air Handling Technology Aassociation is available for VDMA members. The Annual Statistical Report 2020 contains detailed production and foreign trade data (import/export) for all branches of Air Handling Technology. It includes figures for the years 2018 to 2020 for Germany.
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