In April 2020, the order intake recorded a change of minus 23 percent compared to the previous year. Domestic orders were down 12 percent and foreign orders were down 28 percent. The decline in orders from the euro zone was minus 19 percent and from the non-euro zone minus 31 percent.
In March 2020, order intake showed a change of minus 18 percent compared with the previous year. There was no change in Germany, with 0 percent, and 27 percent fewer orders came from abroad. The decline in orders from the euro zone was minus 14 percent and from outside the euro zone minus 32 percent.
The corona pandemic continues to have a firm grip on the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to the VDMA's 5th Blitz Survey, almost all of the North Rhine-Westphalian mechanical and plant engineering companies surveyed see their operations impaired. The results reflect the responses of 697 companies - 191 of which are from NRW.
The corona pandemic is now also having a significant impact on mechanical and plant engineering in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to the 4th Blitz Survey of the VDMA (709 companies were surveyed, 190 of them from North Rhine-Westphalia), 87 percent of the North Rhine-Westphalian machine and plant construction companies surveyed believe that their operations are affected.
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.
You can reach us at the following contact details: