Total industry turnover of EUR 212 billion in 2014; a growth rate of more than 70% in the past ten years.
With an estimated production value of EUR 199 billion in 2014, machinery production surpassed the record level (EUR 196 billion) achieved in 2008.
World export leader with 16.3% share of global machinery & equipment trade.
German machinery imports amouted to EUR 59.3 billion in 2014, an increase of 63% in comparison with 2013.
Globally, German manufacturers are leaders: in 24 out of 31 internationally comparable machinery sub-sectors they are among the top 3, and in 16 they come in first.
Germany is world leader with about 26% of the world's mechanical engineering patent registrations.
R&D expenditures are about EUR 5.7 billion - one of the most innovative industries in Germany.
The machinery & plant manufacturing industry is the largest industrial employer in Germany, with more than 6,000 companies, employing roughly 1 million highly skilled employees. An addition of 18,000 jobs in 2014.