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.
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 March, domestic orders placed by Saarland's machinery and plant manufacturers rose for the third month in succession, resulting in a year-on-year increase of 11.8 percent for the 1st quarter.
In April 2023, 231 fire-fighting vehicles were newly registered in Germany.
In the first two months of 2023, orders received by mechanical engineering companies in Hesse had strong fluctuations. Domestic new orders increased by 25.9 percent in January and decreased by 16.9 percent in February.
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In March 2023, incoming orders are higher than in the same month last year, while sales are below the previous year's level.
In March 2023, order intake in the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia fell 10 percent short of its prior-year result.
The monthly figures on order intake in the eastern German machinery and plant engineering sector supplement our quarterly trend survey. The situation brightened in March 2023.
The eastern German machinery and plant engineering sector has made a reasonable start to 2023, but is also benefiting from a high order backlog. Despite a decline in new orders, the mood is hopeful.
The first two months of 2023 have been good for order intake at Saarland's machinery and plant manufacturers: 11 percent growth in domestic orders, 4.2 percent and 5.6 percent respectively in foreign orders.
Foreign order intake in the machinery and plant engineering sector in Rhineland-Palatinate has been declining since June 2022. This also applies to January and February 2023, so that the declines accumulate to 11% by February 2023.
The majority of companies in the process engineering sector are cautiously optimistic to upbeat about 2023 and expect nominal sales growth. There is relief in the supply chains, but serious bottlenecks in the supply of electronic components remain.
Berlin's mechanical engineering companies have returned to growth in 2022. Brandenburg's companies lost ground compared with the previous year's impressive result, but achieved a good level.
For the second month of the year, order intake remains below last year's level. Sales are up compared to February 2022.
New orders in the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia in February 2023 fell 10 percent short of the previous year's figure.
The monthly figures on order intake in the eastern German machinery and plant engineering sector supplement our quarterly trend survey. In February 2023, foreign and domestic orders were far apart.
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