MIL OSI – Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English –
Headline: Manufacturing in April 2017: New orders –2.1% seasonally adjusted on the previous month
WIESBADEN – Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing had decreased in April 2017 a seasonally and working-day adjusted 2.1% on March 2017. For March 2017, revision of the preliminary outcome resulted in an increase of 1.1% compared with February 2017 (primary +1.0%). In April 2017, price-adjusted new orders without major orders in manufacturing remained unchanged seasonally and working-day adjusted compared with March 2017. In April 2017, domestic orders decreased by 0.2% and foreign orders decreased by 3.4% on the previous month. New orders from the euro area were down 1.4% on the previous month, new orders from other countries decreased 4.8% compared to March 2017.
In April 2017 the manufacturers of intermediate goods saw new orders rise by 0.1% compared with March 2017. The manufacturers of capital goods showed decreases of 3.6% on the previous month. For consumer goods, a decrease in new orders of 0.8% was recorded.
Turnover +1.3% seasonally adjusted on the previous month
The price-adjusted turnover in manufacturing in April 2017 was up a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1.3% on the previous month. In March 2017, the corrected figure shows a decrease of 0.3% to February 2017 (primary –0.8%).
The data shown here on new orders and on turnover are based on the volume index of manufacturing, seasonally and working day adjusted by means of X-12-ARIMA. New orders and turnover are covered and evaluated in accordance with the Classification of Economic Activities, 2008 edition (WZ 2008). New orders are covered only in selected economic branches of manufacturing.
Detailed data and long time series are available from the GENESIS-Online database (indices of new orders 42151 and indices of turnover 42152).
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