Industry invested 2.1% more than last year

As the German Federal Statistics Office has reported, German industrial companies with 20 and more employees.............

invested EUR 57.7 bn in fixed assets in the year 2014, which was about EUR 1.2 bn (+ 2,1 %) more than in the year 2013.

There was a drop compared to 2013 in investments in fixed assets particularly in metal production and processing (– 7.3 % to EUR 2.7 bn) and in the manufacture of data processing equipment, electronic and optical products (– 14.1 % to EUR 2.2 bn).