Germany: record high
In 2006, the total value of machine tool production and service in the German machine tool industry reached 10.8 billion euros, an increase of 4%. In terms of exports, as of 2006, the German machine tool manufacturing industry has achieved good results for 4 consecutive years, and the export growth in the first nine months of 2006 alone was as high as 13%. Demand from the Chinese market surpassed the US market, and once again became the largest overseas market for German machine tool exports. At the same time, German machine tool exports to South Korea and India also performed well. This marks the prosperity of the Asian market and the improvement of industrial standards in various industries. Japanese users are also increasing their orders for German machine tools and technologies. In 2006, Japan jumped into one of Germany's 15 largest export markets for the first time.
In terms of imports, machine tool manufacturers in Asia are constantly improving their technical standards and working hard to strengthen their position in the German market. In the first three quarters of 2006, Germany's machine tool import growth rate was as high as 15%, and the main increase came from China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. In 2007, the country's total machine tool production and service value will continue to rise, reaching 11.5 billion euros. In this way, the German machine tool manufacturing industry will achieve the best results in history and is expected to break the industry's highest record set in 2001.
Japan: Booming long-flow boom
By the end of 2006, the Japanese machine tool industry had ordered more than 100 billion yen per month for 32 consecutive months. Other statistics are: in 2006, the total value of the machine tool industry's production reached 121 billion yen, which basically showed the same development trend as the order value. The export value was 925.5 billion yen, a year-on-year increase of 14%, and the import value was 135.6 billion yen. A year-on-year increase of 26%. Looking back at the trough of the machine tool industry during the recovery period in 2002, it was 675.8 billion yen in 2002, an increase of 14.3% year-on-year; in 2003 it was 851.1 billion yen, an increase of 25.9% year-on-year; in 2004 it was 1 trillion 2362. Billion yen, a year-on-year increase of 45.2%; in 2005 it was 136,332 million yen, a year-on-year increase of 10.3%; the order value in 2006 far exceeded the original forecast value of 1,120 billion yen, reaching 137 billion days Yuan, an increase of 54% year-on-year, created a historical high in 16 years, and continued to recover the fine-water long-flow boom.
South Korea: Good exports and shrinking domestic demand
In 2006, the total output value of the Korean machine tool industry reached 4.14 billion US dollars, an increase of 18% over the previous year. It can be divided into stages: good in the first half and stagnation in the second half, showing a good export and shrinking domestic demand. According to the demand patterns of different industries, the demand of the foundry mold industry mainly for small and medium-sized enterprises has shown a complete contraction due to the slump in domestic demand, while the electrical and electronic industry has not been able to add a large amount of investment, which is less than the previous year. However, for the brilliant shipbuilding industry, demand is very active, and the demand for large machinery has greatly increased. Although the auto industry has shrunk somewhat due to the strike of Hyundai Motor Company, it has expanded through overseas expansion of car manufacturers and GM Daewoo. Renault Samsung ’s investment has expanded relatively, basically maintaining the level of the previous year.