Income development

Income development

The economic development of DB Group was characterized by additional burdens, including from the expansion of measures to improve quality and availability, particularly in infra­structure, and cost increases. DB Schenker’s performance was also weaker than in the exceptionally strong first half of 2022, but remained well above pre-Covid-19 levels. The recovery in passenger transport as a result of the declining impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and a price-related improvement in performance at DB Netze Energy and DB Cargo had a positive effect.

The operating profit figures declined noticeably. In passenger and rail freight transport the situation remained under pressure.

  • In the Integrated Rail System, higher expenses, particularly for materials (especially infrastructure quality measures) and personnel (capacity expansion), exceeded revenue growth as a result of the ongoing recovery in demand in passenger transport, higher concession fees and new transport services at DB Regional, and price effects at DB Netze Energy and DB Cargo.
  • Operating profit development at DB Schenker was weaker, driven mainly by freight rate developments in air and ocean freight, but remained well above pre-Covid-19 levels.
  • DB Arriva recorded a significant recovery in adjusted EBIT.

Additional information is available in the section Development of business units.

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