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Export structure of rubber and plastics machines 2017

Rubber and plastics machines more strongly focused on growth markets than machinery industry

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This report compares the export markets and export regions of rubber and plastics machines with those of mechanical engineering for 2017. And it highlights the export markets, which absorb the lion's share of rubber and plastics machines.


A separate report deals with the trends in the export markets and regions of rubber and plastics machinery since 2008.

July 23rd, 2018 - A comparison with mechanical engineering clearly shows that rubber and plastics machines are more strongly focused on growth markets.


A report about global industrial production since 2008 and another report about the development of machine exports from Germany to these regions examine the extent to which these are growth markets.

Export shares rubber and plastics machines with machinery industry 2017.

The manufacturers of rubber and plastics machines

 

  • export to the stagnant countries of the European Union with 37% export share relatively fewer than the machinery industry altogether with 49%

  • are more strongly focused with 20% on the somewhat more dynamic BRIC countries and on the still continuously growing China (13%) than the machinery industry

  • use more strongly the growth dynamics of the MIST countries with 10% export share than the machinery industry

  • benefit more from the temporary stimulation in the US (16%) than the machinery industry.


A glance at the development of the export regions of rubber and plastics machines since 2008 shows that this stronger orientation toward growth regions than in machinery industry continued in 2017, but weakened.

76% of the machine exports going only to 22% of the export countries

The export structure of rubber and plastics machines is very concentrated.

  • 76% of the machine exports going only to 22% of the export countries.


The ten export-strongest EU countries for rubber and plastics machines cover 29% of all exports. These ten European Union-countries are in descending ranking of their export share Italy, Poland, France, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Spain, Austria, the Slovakia, the Netherlands and Portugal.

Export concentration of rubber and plastics machines 2017.

Further ten export countries cover 47% of all exports.


These are the four BRIC countries (20%), the four MIST countries (10%) and the US and Japan (17%). 80% of the remaining 82 export countries take in contrast only 24% of all exports.


The export structure of the German machinery industry shows an even higher degree of concentration.

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