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Order situation remains good, but confidence wanes

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Securing skilled workers
Almost 60 percent of employees in the mechanical and plant engineering sector are skilled workers. Alongside engineers, they shape the role of mechanical and plant engineering as a decisive enabler for green technologies.
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The VDMA provides support on the most important export-related issues, such as customs, export financing and export control. We also monitor and accompany developments in global trade policy.


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of companies in the mechanical engineering sector reported a production constraint due to a shortage of skilled workers in July 2022

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