Last year was another record year for the supplier industry. The total turnover of the TOP 100 with 834.6 billion euros is 1,1 percent above last year’s mark. The automotive industry is booming, with 94.5 million cars sold worldwide – more than ever before (2016: 92.2 million, 2015: 88.2 million). Looking at the year 2015, the turnover of the TOP 100 suppliers has grown by 5.8 percent. The group of 18 German companies among the TOP 100 delivers a brilliant picture and again performs better than in the previous year, their returns are only surpassed by those of the US companies. The Japanese are doing well too. More than half of the South Korean suppliers, on the other hand, are recording sales declines, while Chinese competitors are posting strong growth.