Annual figures

General

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

General

1. Manufacture of Vehicles**)

      2016 2017) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 317,015 334,361 5.5
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 96,132 98,187 2.1
Foreign sales 220,883 236,174 6.9
Employees (yearly average) 471,261 479,858 1.8

2. Manufacture of Trailers and Bodies

      2016 2017) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 11,297 11,840 4.8
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 5,531 5,857 5.9
Foreign sales 5,766 5,982 3.8
Employees (yearly average) 34,534 35,188 1.9

3. Manufacture of Parts and Accessories

      2016 2017) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 76,300 79,782 4.6
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 46,663 48,263 3.4
Foreign sales 29,637 31,519 6.4
Employees (yearly average) 302,696 304,949 0.7

4. Total Automotive industry

      2016 2017) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 404,611 425,983 5.3
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 148,326 152,308 2.7
Foreign sales 256,285 273,675 6.8
Employees (yearly average) 808,491 819,996 1.4

5. Gross capital investmentof automotive industry (Euro millions)

      2016 2017) Change in %
13,370 14,700 9.9

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

      2016 2017) Change in %
21,889 N.A. -

*) partly interim or estimated figures

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

       
First publication: 06.05.2008       Last modified: 12.04.2018

*) Rates of change with limited informative value due to a break in the time series

Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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