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In 2019, global machine turnover is expected to grow by 2 percent in real terms.
The first evaluation for the foreign subsidiaries of the German mechanical engineering industry is now available. A first glance on this topic is achieved and the global integration of the German engineering industry becomes visible.
Italy is currently predominantly perceived by economists as a risk topic. However, there is also positive news to report, as the increase in deliveries by German mechanical engineering companies to Italy shows.
In August, German machinery exports exceeded the previous year’s result by a nominal 4.0 percent.
Since the Brexit vote in June 2016, the British pound has lost about 11 percent against the euro. Through this, the price competitiveness had improved and the manufacturing site UK has been strengthened.
The German mechanical engeneering sector is a strong exporter, additionally many subsidiaries are loacted in the whole world. unfortunately, the activities to those subsidiaries are not reported to the national statistical bureaus. Therefore the department of Economic and Statistic Affairs started an own project.
This publication provides information on current developments in global mechanical engineering on a quarterly basis.
Transport and logistics drive growth
Economic slowdown in sight
Modest growth in the economy continues
Positive sentiment in industry
Investments remain at a high level
Public sector continues to invest
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For the world as a whole, turnover growth of 4 percent in real terms is expected in 2018.
In 2018, global machine turnover should grow by 4 percent, adjusted for prices.
The Macro Fact Sheets report the current macroeconomic forecast of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as plots for market analysis, business climate complemented by country-specific information.
The production increase in mechanical engineering in Japan was particularly dynamic with a price-adjusted growth rate of 9 percent for the first eleven months of 2017.
For around 30 European countries, the VDMA now offers macroeconomic data sheets. These include important macroeconomic data as well as information on the business environment.
The machinery industry in the EU is producing more and looking optimistically into the future.
Ulla Nickol
Ulla Nickol
International Foreign Trade
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Hermann Steib
Hermann Steib
External Trade Statistics, Statistical Classifications
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Anke Uhlig
Anke Uhlig
Europe, International Economic Analysis and Forecast
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Michael Werner
Michael Werner
Market Data on mechanical engineering in the Americas, Direct Investments
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Annette Meyerhoff
Annette Meyerhoff
Foreign Subsidiaries, Education Statistics
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