The BDL has for decades published annual investment statistics with data documenting the volumes of new leasing business being transacted.
The sector realized investments of just under 70 billion euros for companies in Germany. In addition to passenger cars and commercial vehicles, the main items leased are machinery, IT equipment, software and other equipment. After the Corona year 2020, the economy recovered last year. Leasing demand increased in the first nine months of 2021, but new business was held back by manufacturers' supply bottlenecks and long delivery times, especially in the final quarter.
The Munich-based ifo Economic Research Institute carries out regular business surveys. Its findings are published in its monthly Business Climate Index, which includes an entire section devoted to the state of the leasing industry. Its assessments of the business climate in the finance-leasing sector are based on reports received from leasing companies about their current situations and their perception of their business prospects over the coming six months.