Annual figures

General

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

General

1. Manufacture of Vehicles

      2014 2015*) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 284,781 318,603 11.9
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 80,236 89,477 11.5
Foreign sales 204,545 229,126 12.0
Employees (yearly average) 447,151 458,871 2.6

2. Manufacture of Trailers and Bodies

      2014 2015*) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 9,828 10,384 5.7
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 5,018 5,125 2.1
Foreign sales 4,810 5,259 9.3
Employees (yearly average) 32,314 32,803 1.5

3. Manufacture of Parts and Accessories

      2014 2015*) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 73,336 75,781 3.3
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 45,934 46,741 1.8
Foreign sales 27,402 29,040 6.0
Employees (yearly average) 295,426 300,944 1.9

4. Total Automotive industry

      2014 2015*) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 367,945 404,768 10.0
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 131,189 141,343 7.7
Foreign sales 236,756 263,425 11.3
Employees (yearly average) 774,891 792,618 2.3

5. Gross capital investmentof automotive industry (Euro millions)

      2014 2015*) Change in %
13,550 13,280 -2.0

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

      2014 2015*) Change in %
19,678 20,577 4.6
*) partly interim or estimated figures        
First publication: 06.05.2008       Last modified: 17.03.2016

*) 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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