Rheinmetall reports 2019 growth driven by defence business

04 March 2020

Key Points

  • Rheinmetall has reported sales growth as its defence interests compensated for a slump in automotive markets.
  • The German group reported consolidated sales of EUR6.23 billion in 2019.

Rheinmetall has provisionally reported sales growth of 1.7% year-on-year for 2019, bolstered by successes in its defence business line and in spite of ongoing challenges in the automotive sector.

Consolidated sales totalled EUR6.23 billion (USD6.93 billion) in 2019, up EUR107 million on the prior year, which was an increase of 1.7% (or 0.5% when adjusted for currency and portfolio effects).

Sales in its defence portfolio were EUR3.52 billion, which was organic growth of 7.6%, while order intake for defence was EUR5.19 billion, a slight drop on the EUR5.57 billion reported in 2018.

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