Comparability with the previous year
2020 saw the income, financial and net assets situation of DB Group significantly impacted by measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions on leaving homes and traveling have meant a sharp drop in the number of travelers since March 2020. Demand in freight transport also declined as a result of interruptions to international supply chains and production shutdowns on customer premises. Between May and August 2020, demand recovered noticeably as a result of easing of restrictions. Since September 2020, the recovery has been disrupted, partly due to an expansion of measures to contain the pandemic.
Changes in the scope of consolidation did not significantly affect income and expense development in 2020.