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This public area provides general market news on regions or sections such as automotive, construction, consumer or the industrial market. Also, you can find here the latest developments in European hand tool related markets, such as inflation, employment or production figures. Also, you will find information on the European DIY market. To find out about the specifics and have access to all statistics and documents, please visit our Members Area.

Manufacturing: Annual report 2016/2017

It has been a mixed year for European manufacturers – the digitisation revolution has shifted up a gear, but political uncertainty threatens to impact investment.

European engineering industry on track for strong growth in 2017

The European engineering industry is on track for strong growth in 2017 and 2018, as the benefits of industrial digitisation and the rise of new data-driven business models begin to pay dividends across the sector.

Global manufacturing growth accelerates to 80-month high

November saw the upturn in the global manufacturing sector strengthen, with rates of expansion in output, new orders and employment all hitting multi-year highs.

Surging output across a range of manufacturing sectors in November

The latest Europe Sector Eurozone Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data from IHS Markit showed surging output across a range of manufacturing sectors in November.

Eurozone Manufacturing index rises to near-record high

The upturn in the euro area manufacturing sector continued to surge forward in November.

European Economic Forecast – Autumn 2017

Economic activity in the euro area has accelerated. The pick-up in GDP growth in recent quarters is part of a fairly synchronised global upswing in advanced economies and emerging markets alike.

Eurozone ends 2017 on a high amid record manufacturing growth

The eurozone economy is picking up further momentum as the year comes to a close, ending its best quarter since the start of 2011.

September 2017: Industrial producer prices up by 0.6% in both euro area and EU28

In September 2017, compared with August 2017, industrial producer prices rose by 0.6% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28.

September 2017: Euro area unemployment at 8.9%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9% in September 2017, down from 9.0% in August 2017 and from 9.9% in September 2016.

September 2017: Euro area international trade in goods surplus €26.4 bn

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in September 2017 was €187.1 billion, an increase of 5.6% compared with September 2016 (€177.2 bn).


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