By September 2019, incoming orders had declined by a total of 9.5 percent, mainly due to domestic orders, while foreign orders only fell by 2.9 percent. Domestic orders were up 58.8 percent in September last year. Overall, however, the outlook remains subdued.
For the first time this year, the volume of orders from abroad increased in July compared with the same month last year. Nevertheless, the outlook remains bleak both at home and abroad, as order backlogs developed negatively in the first seven months.
The mechanical engineering companies in Hessen have a medium-sized structure. They were able to increase their employment by 2.4 percent in 2018. This was 0.7 percentage points more pronounced in the German mechanical engineering sector as a whole.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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