German engineering output seen rising 1 pct in 2017 -VDMA

miércoles 5 de octubre de 2016 03:57 GYT

FRANKFURT Oct 5 (Reuters) - German engineering output is expected to rise by 1 percent next year as higher productivity through automation and digitisation outweigh low global economic growth and political uncertainty in key export markets, industry association VDMA said on Wednesday.

The VDMA - which represents large industrial groups such as Siemens and Linde as well as many smaller, family-owned firms - stuck to its forecast for zero output growth this year. (Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Harro ten Wolde)