It construction machinery and mining operations â€“ including earthmoving, mobile crane, tower crane, concrete technology and mining divisions â€“ saw turnover fall 4.1% to â‚¬5.63bn.
Mobile crane sales were up once again, growing 7.1% in 2013 to â‚¬2.08bn, thank particularly to sales in Germany, the USA and the Netherlands. The tower crane division was up 10.4% to â‚¬395m. Germany, Switzerland and Russia were its largest markets for tower cranes.
The concrete technology division also saw growth, up 4.2% to â‚¬231m.
However, turnover from the earthmoving division was down 8.4% to â‚¬1.88bn, while mining was down 19.4% to â‚¬1.04bn.
Liebherrâ€™s activities outside of construction and mining machinery recorded an increase in turnover of 3.5%, to â‚¬3.33bn. These divisions include maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine tools and automation systems, domestic appliances (mainly refrigerators) and other products and services, including the components division and the companyâ€™s six hotels.
In 2013 the maritime cranes division achieved a turnover of â‚¬830m, up 0.3% on 2012.
Liebherr-International AG, the parent company registered in Switzerland, booked an overall profit for the year of â‚¬364.1m, down 34% on 2012â€™s â‚¬552.0m.
During 2013 the Liebherr workforce increased in size by 1,623 employees or approximately 4%, reaching 39,424 people at year-end.
Liebherr said that it expects overall turnover in 2014 to be roughly similar to 2013 although the size of the workforce is likely to increase further.