Annual figures

General

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

General

1. Manufacture of Vehicles**)

                           2018 2019*) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 332,076 343,949 3.6
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 95,545 100,629 5.3
Foreign sales 236,531 243,320 2.9
Employees (yearly average) 486,109 484,061 -0.4
Source: Destatis

2. Manufacture of Trailers and Bodies

          2018 2019*) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 12,747 12,161 -4.6
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 6,308 6,475 2.6
Foreign sales 6,439 5,685 -11.7
Employees (yearly average) 36,760 38,306 4.2
Source: Destatis

3. Manufacture of Parts and Accessories

          2018 2019*) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 81,389 80,046 -1.7
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 47,746 46,320 -3.0
Foreign sales 33,643 33,725 0.2
Employees (yearly average) 311,068 310,473 -0.2
Source: Destatis

4. Total Automotive industry

          2018 2019*) Change in %
Sales (in Euro millions) 426,212 436,156 2.3
Domestic sales (excl. VAT) 149,600 153,425 2.6
Foreign sales 276,612 282,731 2.2
Employees (yearly average) 833,937 832,841 -0.1
Source: Destatis

5. Gross capital investmentof automotive industry (Euro millions)

          2018 2019*) Change in %
16,835 17,700 5.1
Source: Destatis

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

      2017 2018 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 May 2020

*) 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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