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  • 17.11.2022 – 08:35

    The downturn has now reached the industrial sector

    Zurich (ots) - The situation in the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) is currently still good. Thanks to a strong first half of the year, sales rose by 9.6% in the first nine months of 2022 compared with the same period of 2021, while exports increased by 7.0% and order intake by 2.3%. However, the third quarter of 2022 saw a significant turnaround in order intake, which fell by 12.4% ...

  • 30.08.2022 – 10:00

    Swissmem media release: MEM industries: gratifying order situation - substantial risks

    Zürich (ots) - The Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) continued to grow in the first half of 2022. New orders rose by 10.1% year-on-year, sales by 12.1%, and exports by 9.0%. This is only part of the picture, though. Supply chain problems and soaring energy and commodity prices have pushed up production costs significantly in some ...

  • 23.05.2022 – 05:00

    MEM industries: numerous risks dampen the joy arising from the current good situation

    Zurich (ots) - The Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) are in good shape. In the first quarter of 2022, new orders rose by 11.9% year-on-year, sales by 12.8%, and goods exports by 9.2%. The earnings situation, which had been difficult in the last few years, also eased somewhat. Key indicators suggest further growth. However, rising ...

  • 18.11.2021 – 08:30

    MEM industries: strong demand but greater uncertainty

    Zürich (ots) - The vast majority of companies in the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) were able to benefit from the strong recovery of the global economy in the first nine months of the year. New orders rose by 30.6% year-on-year, sales by 10.5%, and exports by 14.9%. Companies in the MEM industries generally remain positive regarding the outlook for the next 12 months. However, ...

  • 20.05.2021 – 08:00

    MEM industries: new orders above pre-crisis level

    Zurich (ots) - Figures for the first quarter of 2021 released by the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) show a significant easing: new orders rose by +4.8% compared to the same period last year. Exports were also up, increasing by +3.3%. The key indicators suggest that most of the past year's pandemic-related declines will have been made up by the end of 2021. Margins in the MEM sector ...

  • 24.02.2021 – 10:00

    MEM industries: Between hope and fear

    Zurich (ots) - The Covid pandemic has seriously impacted the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries). Compared with 2019, new orders received were down by 6.5%, sales by 9.8% and exports by a substantial 11.2%. Relaxations of Covid global containment measures led to a gradual recovery of business in the second half of 2020. Both the PMI trend and companies' expectations give grounds for ...

  • 26.08.2020 – 10:00

    MEM industries: Massive drop in sales and new orders

    Zurich (ots) - The repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic have led to a massive decline in the mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries). In the second quarter of 2020, new orders fell by 19.5% year-on-year, sales by 19.7%, and exports by 24.6%. Overall, the situation in the Swiss MEM industries presents a bleak picture at mid-year, though the impact on individual firms is varying considerably ...

  • 14.05.2019 – 10:01

    Sideways business trend in the MEM industries

    Zurich (ots) - The economic slowdown in key markets for the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) is having a perceptible impact. In the first quarter of 2019, new orders fell by 5.1% and sales by 1.1% compared with the same period last year. First-quarter exports rose slightly (0.9%). Swissmem anticipates a sideways trend ...

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