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Automobile production in Germany 2008 - 2018 May

Sales trend of automobile production in Germany at 4% per year since 2014

This report deals mainly with monthly changes of production and sales of the automobile industry in Germany based on official production statistics. A separate trend report publishes the trends in production and sales since the beginning of the world economy crisis in 2008 to 2017.

Update July 9th, 2018 - Automobile production in Germany has been establishing a slight growth trend as it can be seen from the course of the dashed line in the diagram. This line represents a moving yearly average of the monthly production numbers. The trend indicates a growth of the automobile production by 2.2% per year from initial 2014 to May 2018.

Automobile production in Germany from 2008 up to 2018.

This slight growth trend of 2.2% per year almost matches the slight growth trend of the global automobile production of 2.6% from 2007 to 2017. Without the auto production in China global production would stagnate by 0.5% per year since 2007.  The current growth of automobile production in China in 2018 is lower than in 2017.

Sales growing by 4.0% per year since 2014

Also sales have been establishing a growth trend since 2014 (dashed line in the diagram). This growth trend stands at 4.0% per year from initial 2014 to May 2018, i.e. almost twice as high as car production.

Sales of German automobile industry from 2008 to 2018.

Sales' growth stagnated from initial 2016 to mid 2017. Since then a renewed slight growth of sales led the growth trend of sales to a ten-year peak in April 2018, measured as the moving yearly average at 104.7 index points. In May 2018, this value dropped slightly to 14.3 index points.

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