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Order intake rose by 13 percent in July 2019. There was a change of 20 percent in domestic demand. International business was 10 percent higher than in the previous year. Orders from the euro zone increased by 17 per cent and from the non-euro zone by 6 per cent.
Technical knowledge should be a fundamental part of general education - but it is precisely this knowledge that many pupils lack. The VDMA has analysed the curricula at general schools throughout Germany extensively. The analysis puts North Rhine-Westphalia in the midfield.
Order entrye rose by 23 percent in June 2019. There was a change of +1 percent in domestic demand. International business was up 35 percent year-on-year. Orders from the euro zone increased by 33 percent and from the non-euro zone by 36 percent.
The VDMA NRW is adjusting its production forecast to minus two percent. At the beginning of the year, the VDMA NRW had still assumed an increase in production of one percent.
Order intake in May 2019 was down 1 percent. There was a change in domestic demand of -15 per cent. Foreign business was 6 per cent compared with the previous year's level. Orders from the euro zone and non-euro zone increased by 6 percent each.

Background Information

The Executive Board of the VDMA Regional Association NRW is elected by the member companies of the region. It defines the focal points of the office's work and represents mechanical engineering in North Rhine-Westphalia vis-à-vis the media, politics and the public.
VDMA is the largest industrial association in Europe. VDMA is insider of the industry, consultant, lobbyist, facilitator and platform for communication exchange between its members. VDMA aligns its activities to the needs of the industry and to the matters of its members. It strives for a continuous communication exchange aiming at offering a comprehensive variety of services and information.
ProduktionNRW is the competence network for mechanical engineering and production technology in North Rhine-Westphalia and is carried out by the VDMA NRW.
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