In Sweden, the partner country of this year's Hannover Messe Industrie, Germany has been the leading foreign machine supplier for years. The local mechanical engineering sector started the year 2019 with full order books.
The mechanical engineering industry in China feels the economic downturn. Sentiment indicators are showing contraction in activity. But structural adjustments were partly responsible for heterogenous developments. Further prospects depend on fiscal stimulus and trade talks.
The brochure "Mechanical engineering – figures and charts 2018" provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanical engineering industry.