Rating of the current business situation
For the 12th time, Composites Germany, Berlin/Germany, has identified the latest key performance indicators (KPIs) for the fiber-reinforced plastics market. Again, the survey covered all the member companies of the 4 biggest umbrella organizations of Composites Germany: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Construction Technologies.
The assessment of today’s general business situation continues to be largely positive. For some of the regions, however, there has been a noticeable downturn. Globally, 88% of respondents viewed today’s current situation as positive or even highly positive. The region of Germany, on the other hand, was viewed far more critically, and its current situation attracted a positive rating from only 69% of respondents (Fig. 1). In the last survey, taken about 6 months ago, the situation was considered to be positive by 79%. Differences can also be observed in ratings of the current situations of the respondents’ own companies. Here, too, today’s business situation in Germany was assessed as more negative than the situation worldwide.
A similar picture emerged for future expectations on the business situation in general and on the developments of the respondents’ own companies. General expectations continue to be positive, but the data is showing a downturn in several regions.