Market Figures for the Leasing Industry

The BDL has for decades published annual investment statistics with data documenting the volumes of new leasing business being transacted. 

Leasing industry records all-time high of 75 billion euro’s worth of new business in 2019

The sector enabled companies in Germany to make investments totalling 75 billion euro. As well as cars and commercial vehicles, the items leased included machinery, IT equipment and software, various other kinds of equipment, and real estate.

More than a third of all new business was transacted with companies active in the services sector. The volume of new business obtained from services-sector customers in 2019 grew by around eight percent. And there was positive development in all of the other customer sectors as well. 

The Leasing Market

The ifo Institute’s Reading of the Leasing Climate

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.

The ifo business-climate reading for the leasing sector