Order Intake in the Food Processing and
Packaging Machinery Sector Increased by 23% in Real Terms
Order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector increased by 23 percent in real terms. The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association expects demand to pick up further in the coming months.
Order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector increased by 23 percent in real terms. The driving force was foreign orders, which rose by 28 percent over the comparable value of the previous year.
The follow-up order was sustained exclusively by the non-European countries. Orders rose by 37 percent. On the other hand, the order activity from the euro partner countries fell by 6 percent below the level of the previous year. Internal orders also fell short of the previous year's figure by just under 4 percent.
The significant increase in demand is likely to be the first effect of the interpack trade fair, which saw a new record in May with more than 70 percent visitors from abroad. The general willingness to invest already became evident during the fair. Many member companies reported on finalised negotiations and contracts.
The separate consideration of the order intake of packaging machines (excluding beverage packaging machines) confirms: the orders from the non-euro countries grew by 45 percent over the already high value of the previous year.
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association expects demand to pick up further in the coming months. This is also due to the fact that drinktec, which will take place in Munich from 11 to 15 September, will bring further clear impulses.
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