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Global A&D Financial Performance Study (2012)

Soaring revenue increases of US $38.4 billion in 2012 from commercial aerospace lifts the industry while defense declines


Deloitte LLP’s Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Financial Performance Study includes an analysis of 105 A&D companies that recorded revenue greater than US$500 million in 2012. Industry revenues grew overall by 5.9% in 2012, as record production of commercial aerospace made up for global defense industry revenue declines.

Key findings of this report:

  • Commercial aerospace revenue increased 16.2% or $38.4 billion in 2012, compared to an 8.7% increase in 2011.
  • Global defense revenues fell 1.3% in 2012, principally due to cessation of major armed conflicts and sovereign affordability challenges.
  • Commercial aerospace is becoming more dominant, increasing its share of the global A&D industry with 45.9% of the total revenues posted in 2012.
  • European financial performance improvements outpaced the U.S. on most metrics.
  • Supplier revenue growth exceeds performance of original equipment manufacturers.

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