The VDMA has lowered its production forecast from 2 % to 1 %. The uncertainty on the world markets is making itself felt, says the association. This is mainly influenced by digitalization. Have buzzwords such as machine learning and industrial intelligence now arrived in reality?
The past year can be described as turbulent. Despite the many crises, the German economy steered from one success to another. For this reason, economic analysts and associations are predicting a very clear trend for 2018: upward.