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The VDMA statistics database offers all VDMA member companies fast and convenient access to economic information on all aspects of mechanical engineering. The use of the VDMA Order Intake and Sales Statistics Germany is exclusively reserved for those companies that participate in the survey.




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"In our Statistical Handbook, you will find a compact summary of all the relevant information relating to mechanical engineering."

Florian Scholl, VDMA

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were on short-time working in the machinery and plant engineering sector in August 2021 - below pre-Corona level reached again

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