Economic information

03.09.2019
German construction industry remains on course - US sales market scores with strong demand - Long-term expectations remain subdued
03.09.2019
Weak start to the year 2019 - China and USA remain the most important sales markets - Slight increase in sales expected for 2019

Good autumn balance
In October, things continued to go well for the manufacturers of building fittings. Domestic and international business was positive and led to an overall increase of 5 per cent.
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Economic recovery continues
The revival of business, which began in late summer after the strong dent at the beginning of the year, continued in October. Above all in Germany, a significant increase of 18 per cent was recorded.
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Construction industry

17.07.2019
The western neighbouring countries of Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands, continue to offer good sales potential for the German sanitary and heating fittings industry in the coming years.
17.07.2019
While the European construction industry was still able to achieve growth of 3.1% in Europe last year, growth in 2019 is expected to be only 1.9% and to level off further to 1.4% by 2021.

Building construction 2019 - positive prognosis
Building construction in Germany will continue to grow in the coming years, albeit at a slower pace due to the aggravation of known challenges in the industry such as capacity bottlenecks and mobilisation of building land.
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Construction industry with growth opportunities in individual countries
Global growth in the construction sector will weaken somewhat over the next few years. Nevertheless, as the current gtai country reports show, individual markets offer perspectives.
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Chemical industry growth weakens worldwide
Weakening automotive industry causes sales losses / Some countries continue to offer attractive prospects
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Contradictory trends in the global energy market
The current World Energy Outlook highlights the currently very different trends and contradictions in the global energy market.
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Markets

17.12.2019
The Swiss chemical industry is cautiously optimistic about the future in 2019. Brexit, trade disputes and the strong Swiss franc hit the export-oriented industry.
17.12.2019
The Israeli food industry has considerable growth potential. To make the most of it, manufacturers will have to modernise their production in the near future.
17.12.2019
The start of construction of flats is growing strongly. Sustainable and age-appropriate housing offers opportunities for German companies.
17.12.2019
The construction sector in Romania is experiencing significant growth for the first time in years. EU funding for infrastructure development should provide a further boost to growth in the coming years.
06.12.2019
German machine-builders in China should now be looking into the introduction of the SCS.
01.11.2019
The expected resurgence of Italian building construction is currently not taking place. However, all segments are expanding at a low flame. German suppliers benefit from subsidies for energy efficiency.
01.11.2019
Since 2012, the construction industry has reached the highest dynamic of all economic sectors in the Philippines. The trend will continue, and German companies also see increasing sales opportunities.
01.11.2019
The Netherlands functions as an international hub for domestic and foreign pharmaceutical trade. Demographic developments will ensure further growth in demand.
01.11.2019
China is the world's largest importer of oil and gas, and dependence on imports is increasing. For this reason, the state is investing large sums in the expansion of production and refinery capacities. Soon the USA could be overtaken as the most important refinery location.
01.11.2019
Moscow is setting a pace in the expansion of its liquefied gas capacities. LNG exports are expected to triple by 2024.
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