Automotive Industry and Markets

Market supplier industry

Suppliers again succeeded in increasing the previous year’s turnover by 5 percent.

The Situation in the supplier industry

German suppliers can look back on a successful year 2017. The sector managed to increase sales for the fifth year in a row. At 79.6 billion euros, revenues exceeded the previous year’s level by a good 4 percent. With domestic customers, manufacturers of components and accessories for motor vehicles turned over 48.0 billion euros (up 3 percent). Foreign sales increased by a solid 7 percent to 31.6 billion euros. Foreign sales have been increasing faster than domestic sales for years. Eurozone sales rose particularly sharply to 15.7 billion euros, plus 9 percent.

German supplier companies’ permanent workforces numbered 305,200 in the past year. In comparison with 2016, this means growth of 1 percent, or 2,500 employees.

Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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