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Process engineering: Data sheet external trade of machines

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As an important service, VDMA Armaturen offers member companies regular updates on important industry facts concerning the building and industrial valves industry.

Order intake April - Strong demand for food processing machinery

New orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by almost 13 percent in real terms in April compared with the same month a year ago, boosted by demand from abroad.

First signs of a slowdown in the economy

Order intake in the Saarland's mechanical engineering sector is currently unsteady: After domestic orders fell in February and March, they increased again by 1.1 percent in April.

Quarterly statistics Q1 2022 Photovoltaic Equipment

The quarterly statistics of the first quarter 2022 of the photovoltaic machinery industry show a high increase in orders with a simultaneous decrease in sales.

New orders in eastern Germany: Orders up in April 2022

The monthly figures on order intake in the eastern German machinery and plant engineering sector supplement our quarterly trend survey. In April 2022, the development ran counter to the industry trend.

Mechanical Engineering NRW: Orders under pressure

Order intake in North Rhine-Westphalia's mechanical and plant engineering sector in April 2022 was 20 percent below the level of the same month a year earlier.

Mechanical engineering: Number of job advertisements at record level

The mechanical engineering industry is looking for employees. In fact, the number of job ads is now at record levels. The indicators all speak the same language and the shortages are getting worse.

Turning point for the Russian market

The Russian war of aggression is largely bringing the close relations of European mechanical engineering with Russian industry to a standstill. This is shown by the results of the current VDMA survey on business with Russia.

Hessen's mechanical engineering sector continues to do well

In March, despite the crisis mode, the order intake of Hessian mechanical engineering companies continued to grow at a double-digit rate: from the domestic market it increased by 18.5 percent, from abroad by as much as 32.8 percent.

Good 1st quarter 2022

Mechanical engineering companies in Rhineland-Palatinate once again significantly increased their orders in March.

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Hessian mechanical engineering companies off to a good start in 2022

Mechanical engineering companies in Hesse have made a good start to 2022. In the first two months, incoming orders rose by 10.6 percent, with orders from abroad being the main driver with growth of 16.7 percent.

Facts and figures: Education and workforce in mechanical engineering

In our theme publications, you will find facts, figures and data related to vocational training, engineering courses, skilled workers, mechanical engineers and women in mechanical engineering.

Process Engineering: Order Intake & Sales March 2022

In March, order intake and sales developed differently in the Process Engineering sector: significant year-on-year decline in order intake, very significant increase in sales.

Mechanical engineering NRW: War depresses orders

In March 2022, new orders in North Rhine-Westphalia's mechanical and plant engineering sector were 6 percent below the level of the same month a year earlier.

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