Research Briefing | May 16, 2022

Mapping Europe’s regional exposure to supply chain issues

Global supply chain disruptions are impacting regions of Europe that are heavily dependent on the two key industrial sectors of machinery manufacturing and vehicle manufacturing. For Europe, our two-digit industry-by-region dataset allows us to look in detail at which places are likely to have been most affected and when they will see a recovery.

What you will learn:

  • Machinery manufacturing’s recovery to pre-pandemic levels of activity is ahead of the vehicles manufacturing sector.
  • As inventories get back to more normal levels this year, we expect many manufacturing bottleneck pressures to ease. In the machinery manufacturing sectors’ top three locations, Stuttgart is estimated to have recovered back to 2019 levels of GVA in 2021, while Emilia-Romagna is expected to recover this year, and Lombardia next year.
  • The interconnected nature of the vehicle industry within Europe means that instances such as the recent disruption to wiring harness manufacture in Ukraine this year can have a huge impact. While some companies will be more successful than others in sourcing the part from elsewhere, we still expect it to delay Stuttgart’s and Munich’s recovery in vehicle manufacturing to 2023.

Back to Resource Hub

Related Posts


China drives its way up EV exporter rankings

Global electric vehicle (EV) trade has grown undeterred in the last five years—increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.4% between 2017-2021—as multiple nations and regions encouraged EV adoption as means for meeting long-term climate change targets.

Find Out More


Rail Supply Industry: Manufacturing and Services Keeping the American Economy on Track

In 2020, the US rail supply industry’s total economic impact was $75.8 billion of GDP, 682,426 jobs, $49.0 billion of labor income, and $15.5 billion in taxes.

Find Out More