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Printing and paper handling machines and machinery industry 2008 - 2017

Bright and dark sides in the development of printing and paper handling machines compared to machinery industry

This report documents the changeful course of production and sales of printing and paper handling machines since 2008 compared to the German machinery industry.

June 12th, 2018 - Production and sales show four specifications compared to machinery industry.


During the last crisis, production of printing and paper handling machines decreased much less than that of machinery industry. In 2011 the sector had already exceeded its pre-crisis level - a result, the entire machinery industry could not achieve yet.


However, it followed a three-year long setback to 2014, even significantly stronger than during the world economic crisis.


Finally, production grew again dynamically to 2016, however, a renewed setback occurred. Production of printing and paper handling machines has been persisting below its pre-crisis level since 2012.

Production of printing and paper handling machines compared to machinery industry from 2008 to 2017.

In the three years from 2014 to 2017 production of printing and paper handling machines exceeded the growth in machinery industry by 11%.

Above average sales development of printing and paper handling machines

During the crisis sales even rose at first, then decreased and lay again above their pre-crisis level in 2011.


The course of sales is similar to that of production of printing and paper handling machines.

Sales of printing and paper handling machines compared to machinery industry from 2008 to 2017.

Sales of printing and paper handling machines grew by 10% more strongly than those of machinery industry from 2014 to 2017. In 2017 a significant setback of sales occurred.


A view of foreign and domestic sales indicates foreign sales as driving force for the sector growing by 8% more strongly than that of machinery industry.

Domestic and foreign sales of printing and paper handling machines compared to machinery industry from 2008 to 2017.

When foreign sales broke down in 2017, increasing domestic sales could somewhat damp the effects.


How did the course of production and sales influence the growth expectation of the sector to 2020? This is analyzed by a separate report.

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