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    Annual figures

    General

    Information about research expenditures, sales figures, and employees in the automotive industry

    Information about research expenditures, sales figures, and employees in the automotive industry

    1. Manufacture of Vehicles**)

      2019 2020*) Change in %
    Sales (in Euro millions) 343.949 296.418 -13,8
    Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 100.629 88.901 -11,7
    Foreign sales 243.320 207.517 -14,7
    Employees (yearly average) 484.061 470.046 -2,9

    Source: Destatis

    2. Manufacture of Trailers and Bodies

      2019 2020*) Change in %
    Sales (in Euro millions) 12.161 11.038 -9,2
    Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 6.475 6.061 -6,4
    Foreign sales 5.685 4.977 -12,5
    Employees (yearly average) 38.306 38.008 -0,8

     

    Source: Destatis

    3. Manufacture of Parts and Accessories

      2019 2020*) Change in %
    Sales (in Euro millions) 80.046 70.717 -11,7
    Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 46.320 40.431 -12,7
    Foreign sales 33.725 30.286 -10,2
    Employees (yearly average) 310.473 300.882 -3,1

    Source: Destatis

    4. Total Automotive industry

      2019 2020*) Change in %
    Sales (in Euro millions) 436.156 378.173 -13,3
    Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 153.425 135.394 -11,8
    Foreign sales 282.731 242.779 -14,1
    Employees (yearly average) 832.841 808.935 -2,9

    Source: Destatis

    5. Gross capital investmentof automotive industry (Euro millions)

                            2019 2020*) Change in %
      15.600 16.600 6,4

    Source: Destatis

    6. Internal expenditure on research and development (Euro millions)

                             2019 2020*) Change in %
      25.656 27.076 +5,5 %

    Source: Stifterverband

    *) partly interim or estimated figures

    **) not wholly comparable with the prior year due to revision data

    First publication: 06.05.2008

    Last modified: 4.5.2020