Metals & Electronics

A fourth industrial revolution has emerged, making its mark on the metals and electronics industries. Industrial production is undergoing a radical shift towards more connectivity and automation, while the rise in labor costs in emerging markets has triggered the demand for industrial robots. In light of growing climate change awareness, alternative propulsion and powertrain technologies are also gaining momentum. Furthermore, there are tendencies towards more sustainability and mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions in the metal manufacturing sector.

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Industry Definition

The metals and electronics industries comprise a wide range of sectors, most of which pertain to business-to-business markets. The main activities within the metals and electronics industries include the processing of raw products, as well as the design and assembly of vehicles, ships, planes, and other products.

Statista provides data on automation, as well as the manufacture of machine tools, motor vehicles, rolling stock, ships, and aircraft. All of the information is complemented with information on company rankings.

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