The auto industry is a Central component of the German economy. Even more worrying is the trend in the second half of the last half of the year is: The production fell sharply.
The German car manufacturers and suppliers have produced in the second half of the year to 2018, much less than in the first half of the year. According to the Federal Statistical office, the production of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts calendar - and seasonally adjusted 7.1 percent lower.
Zum comparison: In the entire German Manufacturing sector, production declined in the same period by two per cent.