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Machinery markets at a glance: VDMA provides information on current developments, events and trade fairs, advises its members and offers a comprehensive network for market entry analyses.
The VDMA statistics database offers all VDMA member companies fast and convenient access to economic information on all aspects of mechanical engineering.
Here you will find answers to your most important questions about exports, such as customs, export financing or export controls. We also monitor and accompany global trade policy developments.
Expanded travel in the course of globalization brings with it organizational challenges: Do I need a visa? What documents are required and how can security be guaranteed?
Extensive information on markets is essential for sustainably successful foreign business. For this purpose, the VDMA network offers a broad data base and empirical values through on-site activities.
The economy in mechanical engineering fluctuates much more than in many consumer goods industries, for example. This makes it all the more important for all companies in the sector to keep an eye on current developments.
Machinery exports from Germany increased by 29.2 percent year-on-year in April.
Up-to-date information with regard to cancellations and postponements in the trade fair world in the newsletter Trade Fair Calendar.
Current information, analyses and events on the African market in the VDMA Foreign Trade Newsletter.
Current information, analyses and events on the South American market in the VDMA Foreign Trade Newsletter.
Trade fairs in Moscow underway - Entry from Europe possible again without problems - Russia strong process technology market - register now
Packaging machinery production and export increased again in 2019. Corona pandemic to shape industry development in 2020
At the most important trade fair for water and wastewater technology in the Middle East there is again a joint participation of the Ministry of Economics. The fair will take place from 5 to 7 October.
Euroconstruct presents new report with significantly more positive trend. The slump in the European construction industry in 2020 was less severe than initially feared. Following a rapid recovery, construction volumes in Europe are expected to exceed pre-crisis levels as early as 2022.
Although about 5 percent more homes were completed in 2020 than in 2019, the construction backlog has reached a new record level of nearly 780,000 homes. There is no relief in sight for 2021.
Business initiation for German companies from the mining/commodities sector in Kazakhstan - Easily find potential customers, sales partners/distributors online.
Current information, analyses and events on export financing, as well as Hermes cover in the VDMA Foreign Trade Newsletter.
Elevator industry sentiment dipped again in May 2021. The Elevator Index fell for the third consecutive month in May 2021. Further, the Corona situation continues to impact expectations in particular.
Dialogue is the order of the day - even when there are no trade fairs.
The EU-US summit is a turning point in transatlantic trade relations. The Boeing and Airbus subsidy dispute will find a solution and the planned "Trade and Technology Council" can ensure that the leading industrial standards of tomorrow are developed.
As an indicator of the market situation in the agricultural machinery industry, the monthly report on tractor registrations is of essential importance.
Until 2021, Belarus' economy developed in a relatively stable manner despite the Corona pandemic.
The business climate in the mechanical engineering sector in Germany recently grew for the seventh time in succession, with a balance of +34.0 in May. The business situation made a further upward leap (+41.2) and business expectations are also at a high level (+27.0).
Virtual business initiation for German companies for IT and mechanical engineering solutions for the logistics industry, e-commerce and warehouse technology, 13 - 17 September 2021
The Brazilian market for machinery is much better than the image of the country in the German press. The 320 VDMA member companies in Brazil have good reasons to look positively into the future.
As of May 27, 2021, the U.S. Department of State has expanded opportunities for business travel to the United States. Travel opportunities for VDMA member companies will improve significantly as a result.
At the beginning of June 2021, the board members of the VDMA East drew up an issues paper with concrete demands for the VDMA and politicians. And: One comrade-in-arms has left the board.
VDMA Metallurgy Newsletter China and the quarterly report "Mechanical Engineering in China at a glance" provide an overview of economic developments in China.
Up-to-date information, analyses and events on the markets of Arabia and North Africa in the VDMA Foreign Trade Newsletter.
By 2040, renewable energy sources are expected to be responsible for more than half of the energy generated in the Philippines. Parallel investments are being made in gas-fired power plants.
Increasing environmental requirements in Europe are putting pressure on Russia's gas companies to operate more ecologically and invest in sustainable technologies. Hydrogen will also play a role.
India's waste management sector is still in its infancy. But many projects are planned - from collection and waste treatment to waste incineration and waste-to-energy plants.
Falling rental yields, capacity constraints, scarce building land and material shortages mean the industry's growth phase is about to end, EY Parthenon predicts in its latest 2021 building construction forecast.
Here you will find short economic profiles of countries which are in the special focus of the world economy and which are not without importance for the valve industry.
Your network in Brazil, China and Russia
Here you will find an overview of our committees and working groups for the areas of markets and economic activity as well as technology.
After a minus of 5 percent in machine production in February 2021 compared to 2020, the Austrian machine and plant construction industry has been showing a steady upward trend since March and is consistently optimistic.
Brussels has reformed the export control of dual-use goods. For mechanical engineering, hardly anything changes, but: The new version of the Dual-Use Regulation has - once again - become more complicated.
The majority of companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector are planning to recruit new staff. However, companies are threatened by staff shortages, which could become a brake on innovation. About 82% of human resources managers from VDMA member companies report current shortages of skilled personnel.
The German supply chain law puts companies under general suspicion. What is needed now is a better European regulation that actually protects human rights without unilaterally harming companies.
Incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector increased significantly in April and were 42 percent higher in real terms than the very weak year-earlier figure due to the Corona crisis.
Sewing factories feel the slump in demand from Western Europe, gtai
Ethiopia's boom industry is suffering from business closures in Europe. Asian companies nevertheless continue to invest, gtai
The majority of companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector are planning to recruit new staff. The situation has improved for young talent as the companies plan to expand their vocational training and dual study programs. Companies, on the other hand, are threatened with personnel bottlenecks that could endanger their innovative thrust.
Industry is on the upswing worldwide. Tight supply chains are a concern for industrial companies worldwide and are leading to rising input prices.
Here you will find the Mining exhibition calendar 2021.
Regular report of the BDI on the economic situation of the German economy.
The robotics and automation sector in Germany will generate sales of €13.4 billion in 2021, an increase of 11 percent - according to the forecast of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association.
After almost two years, finally some good news from the German trade fair landscape for metalworking. METAV 2022 is going live in Düsseldorf from 08 to 11 March. The registration documents were sent out last week.
Cutting tools, market development in Europe - registration now open
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