All facts & figures on mechanical and plant engineering
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The situation in most mechanical engineering companies is currently characterized by the tense situation with materials and preliminary products. Not only disrupted supply chains are causing problems, but also the sharp rise in prices.
A key indicator in economic analysis is the production trend. It shows the current performance of an industry. Forecasts are also frequently made with regard to production. The VDMA economists therefore always keep a close eye on this indicator.
Here you can find information about the modules "Foreign trade in machinery (annual values)" and "German, EU27 and UK foreign trade in machinery (monthly values)" of the VDMA statistics database.
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In November 2023, 281 new fire department vehicles were registered in Germany.
In October 2023, the process engineering sector recorded an increase in incoming orders and sales compared to the same month last year.
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Newbuilding orders in global shipbuilding in 2023 are consistently stable.
In October 2023, demand for machinery and equipment from North Rhine-Westphalia was down 21% year-on-year in real terms.
The monthly figures on incoming orders in the eastern German mechanical and plant engineering sector supplement our quarterly trend survey. The downward trend continued in October 2023.
In September, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector in Hesse fell for the third month in a row: Domestic: minus 16.1 percent, foreign: minus 19.9 percent.
Incoming orders for mechanical engineering in Rhineland-Palatinate have increased by 4.4% compared to the previous year. With the exception of June 2023, this is the second time since June 2022 that incoming orders for mechanical engineering in Rhineland-Palatinate have
With a monthly update, which is exclusively available for download to VDMA member companies, we inform you about the development of the price indices for goods in the field of process engineering.
For the third month in a row, domestic orders for mechanical engineering companies in Saarland have fallen. At 40.4 percent, the decline in September was particularly sharp.
For 2023 and 2024, VDMA economists are forecasting price-adjusted global machinery turnover at the same level as 2022.
Demographic change, a shortage of skilled workers, unfilled training positions - these are currently predominant issues in Germany when it comes to recruiting employees. But what is it like in other countries? We asked around locally.
Economic analysis and corporate planning require valid data for the relevant markets. This includes values for incoming orders, sales and inventories. We now show the development of these key figures in the USA in an interactive report.
In September 2023, the process engineering sector was down in terms of incoming orders and up in terms of sales compared to the same month last year.
The monthly figures on order intake in the eastern German machinery and plant engineering sector supplement our quarterly trend survey. In September 2023, domestic orders were surprising, while foreign customers placed orders very cautiously.
The economic slowdown in the eastern German mechanical and plant engineering sector can no longer be ignored. In the third quarter of 2023, the overall situation of companies deteriorated, with the mood fluctuating between hope and trepidation.
In August, orders received by the mechanical engineering sector in Hessen fell consistently for the second month in succession: Domestic: minus 11.1 percent, foreign: minus 4.7 percent.
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