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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.
Order intake in April 2019 was down 14 percent.
Order intake rose by 7 percent in March 2019.
Order intake in February 2019 was down 15 percent. There was a change in domestic demand of -4 percent. International business was down 19 percent on the prior-year level. Orders from the euro zone fell by 32 percent, incoming orders from the non-euro zone by 14 percent.
The turnover of the North Rhine-Westphalian mechanical and plant engineering industry last year reached 44.4 billion euros, exceeding the expectations of the VDMA NRW. Sales were 1.8 billion euros higher than in the previous year. For 2019, the association is forecasting nominal sales growth of 1 percent.

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.
Facts and figures about mechanical engineering in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Mechanical engineering and production technology set the pace for many industries. Its technologies contribute to the solution of central tasks.
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