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Scarce and expensive: The enormous supply difficulties and price increases for material also influenced the board meeting. The look behind the scenes of federal politics was also informative.
The state Hermes cover also helps with "working capital", namely advance payment and contract guarantees for exports.
In the first half of the year, production in the specialist sector of food processing and packaging machinery grew by 5 percent above the comparable figure for the previous year, according to provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office.
Despite increasing impairments in the supply chain and the shortage of skilled workers, the business climate in the Austrian mechanical and plant engineering sector remains at a very high level. However, there are initial signs of a slowdown in momentum.
In August, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector were 1 percent higher than in the same month last year. Almost 3 percent more orders were received from abroad, and almost 6 percent less from Germany.
Saarland's mechanical engineering sector can boast growth in incoming orders of over 33 percent for domestic and 27 percent from abroad and sales growth of 20 percent in August 2021.
The EU-Commission initiated in July 2021 the WTO dispute settlement procedure with Russia on procurement for State-owned enterprises. VDMA supports this procedure.
Every year, more than 600 VDMA members supply process technology components and systems to 150 countries around the world. Here you will find the current process technology trade fair lists.
Development of German exports of mechanical engineering/process engineering machinery and apparatus, country shares, most important machinery supplier countries incl. goods shares, EU exports
Hermes Cover is an instrument of state foreign trade promotion. The range of cover extends along the entire value chain.
Georgia's clothing industry offers great potential for expansion. Fashion designers are looking for business partners abroad.
Uzbekistan is developing into an international industry hotspot. The industry is one of the top investment sectors in the manufacturing industry.
In September 2021, the registrations of new tractors in Germany were 6,0 percent under the same month last year.
The statistical offices of the Federal Government and the Länder are currently conducting a voluntary survey on global value chains on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The survey takes place in several countries of the European Union and will contribute to a better understanding of globalization. The VDMA hopes for your support.
The order intake is shining, but delays in the supply chain as well as a lack of raw materials and rising material prices are leading to delivery problems and uncertainties in the calculation.
Shortages and rising prices of intermediate products are a well-known phenomenon that is regularly observed in the upswing following a sharp downturn. In 2021, however, this effect is more pronounced than after previous crises.
Order intake grows for the ninth month. The recovery in sales is not yet there.
The solar machinery sector is showing a significant increase in incoming orders. A strong increase in sales is expected for 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic is having an impact mainly in noticeable supply-side disruptions.The export market is showing new momentum.
The most important key figures of the industry at a glance.
With 1.34 million employees, mechanical and plant engineering is the key industry in Germany with the highest employment.
Shortages of components and raw materials have worsened and are partially limiting production growth in the mechanical engineering sector.
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Incoming orders in North Rhine-Westphalia's mechanical and plant engineering sector in August 2021 were 45 percent up on the same month last year.
The monthly figures on order intake in the eastern German and all-German mechanical engineering sectors complement our quarterly trend survey.
New orders in Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering sector in August 2021
Despite all the supply bottlenecks, the order books in the mechanical engineering industry were continuously filled up strongly in August.
Moscow and Minsk have been negotiating deeper integration for three years. After presidential elections in Belarus in 2020, Russia is fast-tracking the project.
As an important service, VDMA Armaturen offers member companies regular updates on important industry facts concerning the building and industrial valves industry.
In August, domestic and foreign sales of industrial valves manufacturers were clearly up again for the first time after several months of lull.
After a somewhat weaker previous month, the domestic and foreign business of German building fittings manufacturers picked up again strongly in August.
Monthly tracking of the market development of valve-relevant raw materials with a focus on non-ferrous metals.
The VDMA informs its members twice a year about the development of the chemical industry in Brazil, China, France, South Korea, Russia, Turkey, USA and the United Kingdom.
The current annual report of the Air Handling Technology Aassociation is available for VDMA members. The Annual Statistical Report 2020 contains detailed production and foreign trade data (import/export) for all branches of Air Handling Technology. It includes figures for the years 2018 to 2020 for Germany.
Interview with Dr. Frank Wohnsland, VDMA Process Engineering Department
With a monthly update, which is exclusively available for download to VDMA member companies, we inform you promptly about the German exports of process technology.
With a monthly update, which is exclusively available for download to VDMA member companies, we inform you about the German exports of water and wastewater technology in a timely manner.
Incoming orders in Rhineland-Palatinate's mechanical engineering sector have already been rising at a double-digit rate since March 2021.
Salary benchmarks for selected professional positions in the Chinese engineering industry - exclusively for members
The AHK Industrial Suppliers Forum is an online platform for business contacts in the industrial sector.
Germany leads internationally
An industry expert of the Business Network Africa in Egypt identifies concrete business opportunities for German suppliers in the water industry.
The modernisation of Russia's waste management industry is getting underway. Plants for sorting, processing and composting are being built. German suppliers are in on the action.
The Indian government wants to connect around 150 million households to the water supply by 2025. To achieve this target, spending will have to be ramped up significantly.
Spain has a lot of cheap wind and solar power and 12,000 kilometers of gas pipelines. Green hydrogen should ensure less CO2 emissions and more exports in the future.
After a long standstill, Italy's construction industry is picking up speed again. Thanks to large subsidies, companies and the state are finally addressing the enormous need for modernization.
Participants of the VDMA Market Talk Oil Gas Petrochem Chemistry discussed the market situation. Gloomier first half of 2021.
Egypt's economy has stabilized. Renewable energy and hydrogen are coming into focus and market opportunities are emerging in the food sector. Digitalisation is making progress.
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