A gain of 3% in production in Germany sounds minimal but it represents an extra 164,000 units. Also, there are plants elsewhere for these companies which are not included here so a commitment to local production is strong. It is by far the largest car maker in Europe.
As Porsche expands its range, it had by far the biggest increase. Ford did well and the rest maintained the status quo. It will be interesting to see how 2015 pans out.
Data source: VDA.