Incoming orders recorded a year-on-year change of minus 3 percent in November 2020. Orders from both Germany and abroad each lost 3 percent, as did orders from the non-euro area. Orders from the euro area fell 5 percent.
In October 2020, the order intake recorded a change of minus 3 percent compared to the previous year. Domestic orders gained 3 percent, while foreign orders fell by 7 percent. Orders from the euro zone fell by 1 percent and those from non-euro countries by 9 percent.
In September 2020, the order intake recorded a change of plus 8 percent compared to the previous year. Domestic orders gained 18 percent, while foreign orders rose by 3 percent. Orders from the euro zone rose by 2 percent and those from outside the euro zone by 3 percent.
The VDMA's 7th Blitz Survey shows that the majority of North Rhine-Westphalian mechanical engineering companies expect the situation to improve in 2021 after a disappointing year in 2020. However, it will take even longer before the sales level of 2019 is reached again.
The corona pandemic is being felt throughout the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia. However, according to the VDMA's 6th Blitz Survey, the majority of North Rhine-Westphalian mechanical engineering companies (more than 80 percent) are confident that they will be able to return to the nominal sales level of 2019 by 2022.
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.
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