The aerospace industry in Germany can look back on good development in the past financial year. The growth trend of recent years has continued. Industry sales in the 2018 financial year were EUR 40 billion again, equaling the all-time high of the previous year. Sales invoiced in US dollars increased; due to exchange rate changes, industry sales in euros remained constant.
The total number of employees has seen an increase to 111,500 directly employed in the aerospace industry (previous year's figure: 109,500) – a new high. Thus, the industry created 2,000 new jobs for highly qualified employees in the past financial year.