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Sector rubber and plastics machines and machinery industry

Production and sales of rubber and plastics machines growing slightly stronger than in machinery industry

This report compares production and sales of rubber and plastics machines as well as their domestic and foreign sales with the machinery industry from 2008 to 2015 relating both to 2008 as the last year before the world economic crisis.

Update August 29th, 2016 - Production of rubber and plastics machines grew slightly in 2015 while that of machinery industry slightly decreased. In the years 2013 and 2014 this situation was still reverse as production numbers of rubber and plastics machines decreased while that of the entire machinery industry stagnated.

Production of rubber and plastics machines from 2008 to 2016 compared to production of machinery industry.

The course of sales of rubber and plastics machines in the comparison to the machinery industry since 2008 shows:

  • The world economic crisis pressed the sector more deeply in the minus than the machinery industry altogether.
  • But the sector could overcome this crisis faster than the machinery industry altogether. 2011 sales were already abover pre-crisis level. Machinery industry could make this happen only three years later in 2014.

 

Since 2013 sales with rubber and plastics machines has been slightly growing stronger than that of the entire machinery industry.

Sales rubber and plastics machinery from 2008 to 2016 compared to machinery industry.

Foreign sales led dynamically out of the crisis but has lost its dynamics since 2014

The breakdown of sales into domestic and foreign sales reveals since 2008 that the weal and woe of this sector are determined by foreign sales. They developed very dynamically in the years 2010 and 2011. Then dynamics slowed 2012 and 2013 but still remain stronger than foreign sales in the machinery industry.

Domestic and foreign sales with rubber and plastics machines compared to machinery industry from 2008 to 2016 H1.

Domestic sales cannot keep pace. On the contrary, they developed below average since 2008, stagnating since 2012. In 2014, however, while foreign sales dropped, domestic sales increased slightly. Also in the first halv-year 2016 domestic sales hold steady while foreign sales decrease.

Reluctant growth expectations of the sector

Produuction of rubber and platics machines could settle in 2015 the setbacks fromt the years 2013 and 2014, lying now slightly above the level from 2012.


Decrease of production and slight growth lead to reluctant growth expectations of the machine-builders in this sector for the period to 2018.

Growth expectations of the sector rubber and plastics machines to 2018.

With 48% almost each second machine-builder in the sector does not expect any growth to 2018.


17%, nearly each fifth machine-builders expects a growth of machine production of up to 5%.


Finally, a third of the machine-builders hopes for a strong growth of yearly more than 5% up to below 10%.


These expectations form an average expectation value of a yearly growth of 3.0%. The comparitive value for the machinery industry is with 3.7% higher.

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