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Focus industrial production of Germany

Focus produktion and sales of German machinery industry

Focus export markets of machinery industry

Focus Industry 4.0 in machinery industry's sectors

Focus machinery industry

Structural problems of machine exports: highly concentrated, lagging behind absorbing power of export markets

Export structure 2018: 9% of the export countries for 73% of the exports

Comparison machine exports and industrial production of export countries 2008 - 2019

Focus global economy

Focus automation technology

Machine-builders in Germany are content with IO-Link, boost expected until 2016

Quest study: How content with IO-Link?

Machine-builders evaluating IO-Link

Increasing market penetration of real time Ethernet and Safety Ethernet in the German machinery industry

Market shares of real time Ethernet protocols

Safety Ethernet growing reluctantly

Machine-builders demanding compatibility of protocols

The two main trends in automation technology since 1980

The two main trends in automation technology and how these trends affect the current and future suppliers' market structure. more...

Focus automobile industry

The world regions of car production from 2000 to 2019.

World region automobile production 2019 to 2000: Shift to Asia

The world region of automobile production has drastically been changing since 2000. more...

Production of F&B industries with 0.4% p.a. since 2016 almost stagnating

The slight growth trend began in mid-2016 and has been lasting since then. more...

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Updated articles in March


Production and sales automobile industry from 2008 to 2019: Four stages

Production and sales of German automobile industry 2008 bis 2020 Januar: In crise mode

Industrial production of the EU and German machine exporte to the EU 2008 - 2019: The three most attractive export countries

Quarterly industrial production in China 2019 Q4: Stronger quarterly growth

Industrial production in China 2000 - 2019: Continuous growth, weakened since 2012

Industrial production of Germany 2008 - 2020 January: In crisis since mid-2018

Struktural changes in the course of industrial production 1980 - 2019: Four changes

Export shares of German machinery industry to the most export-extensive EU counntries 2008 - 2019: Stable group

Export shares of German machinery industry and industrial production of the export countries 2008 - 2019: Only low synchronous development

Foreign and domestic sales of German machinery industry 2008 - 2019: Sales decline in 2019

Export markets of the German machinery industry 2008 - 2019: Rising to the US and EU, declining to BRIC and MIST

Worldwide industrial production 2008 - 2019: Mostly decreasing, stagnating tendency

Status of crisis overcoming in export countries 2008 - 2019: Mixed picture

Production and sales of German machinery industry 2008 to 2020 January: In crisis mode

Trends in production and sales of German machinery industry 2008 bis 2019: Production stagnating in the long-term, currently in crisis

Fluctuations of production and sales in machinery industry 2000 to 2019: Larger fluctuation range

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