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The growth trends of production and sales of the German automotive industry in figures - new Quest report

The current figures from the Federal Statistical Office confirm for May 2018 that the slight growth trend in production and sales in the automotive industry in Germany is continuing.

(PresseBox) (Bochum, ) The new Quest Report in the Quest Trend Magazine builds on the analysis of production and sales of the automotive industry in Germany since 2008. The new report covers the current trend in the automotive industry. This trend is a growth trend that began at the beginning of 2014 and is shaping both automobile production in Germany and its sales development. The trend is methodically determined as a moving one-year average of monthly production and sales figures - illustrated in the diagram as a dashed line.

The growth trend in car production from the beginning of 2014 to May 2018 is 2.2% per year. This slight growth trend of 2.2% per year is almost at the same level as the slight growth in global automobile production of 2.6% per year from 2007 to 2017. Without automobile production in China, world automobile production would have stagnated at 0.5% per year since 2007. However, growth in automobile production in China so far in 2018 has been lower than in 2017.

From the beginning of 2014 to May 2018, the German automotive industry's sales trend was at 4.0% per year, almost twice as high as automobile production.

The new Quest report to production and sales of the German automobile industry is available on

This report is a module of the comprehensive trend analysis of the worldwide automotive industry in the Quest Trend Magazine. The trend analyses include the internationalization of production sites, the world regions of car production, the share of car production in China at world car production, the market shares of the world market leaders and the market leaders in China. These trend analyses in the Quest Trend Magazine make planning and market development for one of the most important sales markets in automation technology easier for the suppliers of automation technology. An overview of the trend analyses can be found on

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Quest Trend Magazine publishes trends in automation from the users's point of view mainly in machinery industry, automotive and F&B industry. The economic backdrop of these trends are highlighted as well.

The trends are based on market surveys by Quest TechnoMarketing, Bochum, London, specialized in market surveys and marketing for the automation technology for more than 20 years and the publisher of the Quest Trend Magazine in English and German language.

The economic backdrop is analyzed by Quest Research, a department of Quest TechnoMarketing.