Quarterly Report Germany:
Economy set to recover

The BDI expects real gross domestic product in Germany to increase by 3.5 percent in 2021. After a bumpy start to the year, recovery will firm up from the second quarter onwards with investment and foreign trade in boosting roles. Industrial production is also pointing up as new orders are substantially higher than one year ago.

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German-Australian hydrogen project "HySupply" launched

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A team of leading German and Australian experts will investigate how the value chain for renewable hydrogen between two industrialized countries can be realized. The findings from this study are expected to be an important step towards the development of a global hydrogen market.

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Siegfried Russwurm elected as new BDI President

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The general meeting of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) has elected Siegfried Russwurm as BDI President in a secret ballot without any dissenting votes.

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World Trade

German industry's expectations from the G20 summit are moderate

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With respect to the forthcoming G20 summit, BDI President Dieter Kempf urges the G20 to take the reins back as the driving force for multilateralism in the 21st century.

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Europe must act quickly on the #EUClimateLaw instead of arguing. #Climate protection needs economic growth and business models. Only then will Europe become a global role model for #climateneutrality. Our recommendations for smart action https://t1p.de/hxyf

One year ago today, the @WHO declared the global spread of #Coronavirus#pandemic. Since then, we've learned a lot - but unfortunately not enough. We are now speeding up in testing.

There is no real #energytransition without #hydrogen. #Germany can play a pioneering role in innovative technologies on the way to a green #hydrogeneconomy. We are looking forward to the discussion.

Network for free trade – Why the BDI is needed in Brussels

Germany’s prosperity and high living standards are based on a world of free trade. But freedom and competitiveness are not a natural given. They need a strong voice to call for them.

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Quarterly Report Germany I/2021

The BDI expects real gross domestic product in Germany to increase by 3.5 percent in the current year and confirms its January forecast. After a bumpy start in the first quarter, recovery will firm up from the second quarter onwards. Industrial production is also pointing up. New orders for industry are currently substantially higher than one year ago.