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Facts & Figures

Lead market Resource Efficiency

In the year 2017 the leading market Resource Efficiency saw an increase of around 1,770 employees, thus achieving a share of 4.6 % in total employment (77,900 employed)² . In addition to energy generation and distribution, the fields of environment and recycling also developed especially strongly. The positive generation of employment was achieved in these areas as well as laboratory, engineering and measuring services.

 

The number of businesses rose between 2014 and 2015 to reach 6,526 (+2.3 %). The decline in the number of businesses in laboratory, engineering and measurement services was evened out by growth in energy generation and distribution as well as energy sector services. In contrast, turnover in the Resource Efficiency leading market (59.30 billion) fell slightly, by -0.4 %.

 

Whilst the core area of water management recorded a clear rise in turnover, sales in the related services for maintenance and trade as well as the manufacture of machines and materials declined.

 

As a result of the energy transition, companies in the leading market of Resource Efficiency face the task of leaving the beaten path of conventional energy generation and developing new business models in the area of resource-saving value added models.

 

This not only calls for new technological developments from laboratory, engineering and measurement services, but also increasing interlinking with other leading markets, such as Mobility, Digital Communication and the Industrial Core.

 

 

²In the Resource Efficiency leading market the “related industrial sectors: extraction and processing of raw materials” have no longer been considered since 2015.

Facts & Figures

Lead market Resource Efficiency

77,900

employees

6,530

companies

59.3 bn €

turnover

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