PRODUCTS OF SAXONY’S INDUSTRY IN GREAT DEMAND ABROAD
With a 35.8 percent share in foreign sales, products of the automobile industry continue to be Saxony’s most important export goods. Their sales to foreign countries have more than doubled over the past ten years. In 2018, foreign sales in the automobile industry amounted to a total of about 9,075 million euros. The main customers were the United States of America and China.
The export business in machine construction increased to approximately 4,405 million euros; 1.7 percent more than in 2017. When it comes to the manufacture of computers, electronic and optical products, the volume of transactions completed with foreign customers reached 3,031 million euros. And when it comes to the metal production, there was an increase of 8.3 percent to about 2,301 million euros.
Similar to the previous years, the four above mentioned business sectors accounted for almost three quarters of all foreign sales generated by Saxony’s industry.