Non-ferrous metals production on the rise
In the first quarter of 2014, the German non-ferrous metals industry generated a production volume of 2 million tonnes – up 6% from the same period the year before. Even though industry revenues in Q1 2014 fell by EUR 11 billion, or nearly 7%, compared to Q1 2013, WVM President Oliver Bell said “a positive mood prevailed” in the industry. The non-ferrous metals industry exported 43% of its output (EUR 5 billion), with 59% of those exports going to countries in the Eurozone. It should be seen as particularly encouraging that growth has returned to the Southern European countries after the deep recession there.
The Q1 2014 report (in German)
is also available online. The Non-Ferrous Metals Association simultaneously presented its latest annual report
, which contains an extensive chapter – entitled “Konjunktur und Statistik” (The State of the Economy and Statistics) – with insights into the economic structure of the German non-ferrous metals industry, market assessments, and facts and figures on the current state of the non-ferrous metals sector.
Furthermore, the report contains WVM position statements on enhancing the industry’s acceptance in political and societal circles, an analysis of changes in the German parliament, the Bundestag, and information on corporate espionage.
New WVM website online
For a few weeks now, the WVM’s revamped, more contemporary online presence has been up and running at www.wvmetalle.de
. The redesigned website provides users with an organised, convenient way to access comprehensive information about the interest group’s activities. Moreover, users will find a broad range of services here.
Four headings serve as central navigation points, offering current reports and background information on each subject. They are called “Die WVM” (The WVM), “Die NE-Metalle” (The Non-Ferrous Metals), “Geschäftsfelder” (Business Segments) and “Presse” (Press). An internal area with further information is available exclusively for member companies.
WVM invites everyone to check out this great new website. Feedback is welcome and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org