Economic development was marked by the recovery in passenger transport and the strong development of our transport and logistics activities. Operating profit figures recorded a noticeable improvement again. In passenger and rail freight transport, however, the situation remained under pressure:
- In the Integrated Rail System, income gains, in particular due to the recovery in demand in passenger transport, as well as higher concession fees and new transport services at DB Regional, exceeded additional burdens from higher expenses, in particular for materials (including higher energy costs due to price increases and measures for quality assurance) and personnel (capacity expansion and collective bargaining agreement increases).
- The operating profit development at DB Schenker was once again extraordinarily strong, driven primarily by the development in air and ocean freight.
- DB Arriva also recorded a significant recovery in its operating profit figures.
Additional information is available in the section Development of business units.