Manufacturing in the EU increasingly depends on services


Servicification means that manufacturing activities and competitiveness increasingly depend on services. Is the manufacturing industry’s increasing use of services a possibility to build competitiveness in the EU or a challenge to it?

The National Board of Trade investigates the servicification of EU manufacturing in a new report. The report presents several empirical indicators of servicification in individual EU member states and for the EU as a whole. It also analyses research into the effects of servicification on manufacturing competitiveness.

The report finds that manufacturing in the EU, in an international comparison, is relatively servicified. However, there are large cross-country differences in servicification within the EU. In some EU countries, servicification of manufacturing is substantial and increasing significantly over time. Research indicates that trade in services is important for manufacturing exports and productivity.

Read the report:
The Servicification of EU Manufacturing
- Building Competitiveness in the Internal Market

For questions on the report, please contact:
Agnes Nordwall, National Board of Trade
Phone: +46 8 690 48 12

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Download the infographic (pdf)

Download the infographic (pdf)

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