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All facts & figures on mechanical and plant engineering


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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  • Price Statistics
The VDMA economists regularly evaluate relevant price indices for the mechanical engineering sector down to the individual goods level. On the one hand, the indices reflect the development of prices at machinery manufacturers, but they also provide a good orientation for the cost development of important intermediate products such as metals and metal products, but also plastics and electronic components.

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Price development as an interactive report

Although the situation in supply chains has eased, prices remain an important issue. To get an overview of current developments, it is worth taking a look at the interactive report.

Production development interactive

Production development is a key indicator in economic analysis. It shows the current performance of an industry. Forecasts are also often made with regard to production. VDMA economists therefore always keep a close eye on this indicator.

Information on foreign trade in machinery

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.

Official Industry and Commodity Classifications

How are official statistics structured? Can comments to the headings be found?

Update: Interactive Macro Facts Report

Get an overview of the most important macroeconomic data for all countries in the world - including forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and information on the business environment.

Parameters of foreign subsidiaries

We have updated our interactive report on foreign affiliates. In addition, more indicators are now available.

Process Engineering: Incoming orders & sales April 2024

Similar picture to March: Order intake and sales in the process engineering sector developed differently in April. Incoming orders down significantly, sales up compared to the same month last year.

Significant increase in demand despite challenging environment

In April 2024, incoming orders in the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia exceeded the previous year's figure by 22% in real terms.

Process engineering: Price indices - monthly update

With a monthly update, which is exclusively available for download to VDMA member companies, we inform you about the development of price indices for process engineering goods.

Process Engineering: Incoming orders & turnover March 2024

Order intake and sales in the process engineering sector developed differently in March Incoming orders down significantly, sales up significantly compared to the same month last year

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Current forecasts, key figures and background information on general agricultural conditions, business and market development - worldwide, in Europe and in Germany.

Incoming orders and sales continue to fall

Domestic orders for mechanical engineering companies in Saarland fell by a double-digit 19.4% in March, resulting in double-digit declines of 11.8% for the first quarter of 2024 (see table 1 and chart).

Incoming orders slump in March

The monthly figures on incoming orders in the eastern German mechanical and plant engineering sector supplement our quarterly trend survey. In March 2024, companies reported a sharp drop in orders.

Mechanical engineering NRW: Customers outside the eurozone provide a ray of hope

In March 2024, incoming orders in the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia were 12% higher than in the previous year.

Saxony-Anhalt increases turnover to new level in 2023

A spirit of optimism in Saxony-Anhalt: the state's mechanical engineering companies generated more turnover in 2023 than ever before. Foreign business was the decisive factor.

Thuringian mechanical engineering achieves another sales record in 2023

In 2023, Thuringia's mechanical engineering companies generated total sales of more than 4 billion euros for the first time since records began. This also broke the turnover record from the previous year.

Process Engineering: Incoming orders & sales February 2024

February 2024 is a weak month. Both incoming orders for the process engineering sector and turnover were down significantly compared to the same month last year.

Decline in incoming orders and sales

Domestic orders for mechanical engineering companies in Saarland are falling for the second month in a row, even if the decline is slightly lower than in the previous month (see Table 1).

Statistics service: Valve key figures in compact form

As an important service, VDMA Armaturen offers member companies regular updates on key industry facts relating to the building and industrial valves industry.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern shines with strong foreign business in 2023

Mechanical and plant engineering in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern experienced an exceptional year in 2023. Total turnover of 4.7 billion euros and an export ratio of 91% climbed to unprecedented levels. Major orders were a decisive factor.

259 registrations of fire department vehicles in March

In March 2024, 259 new fire department vehicles were registered in Germany.

Mechanical engineering NRW: Slight decline in February

In February 2024, incoming orders in the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia were 3% down on the previous year.

USA: Earnings as an interactive report

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides comprehensive employment and wage statistics. In our interactive report, we clearly present data by industry, occupational group and location.

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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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of companies in the mechanical engineering sector reported a noticeable or serious impairment to a shortage of skilled workers in June 2023

Source: VDMA

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