Manufacturing in April 2018: New orders –2.5% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

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Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English Enlarge pictureApril 2018 (provisional): new orders in manufacturing–2.5% on the previous month (price, seasonally and calendar adjusted)   
–0.1% on the same month a year earlier (price and calendar adjusted)
March 2018 (revised): new orders in manufacturing    
–1.1% on the previous month (price, seasonally and calendar adjusted)
+2.9% on the same month a year earlier (price and calendar adjusted)
WIESBADEN – Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing had decreased in April 2018 a seasonally and calendar adjusted 2.5% on the previous month. For March 2018, revision of the preliminary outcome resulted in a decrease of 1.1% compared with February 2018 (primary –0.9%). Price-adjusted new orders without major orders in manufacturing had decreased in April 2018 a seasonally and calendar adjusted 1.7% on the previous month. 
Domestic orders decreased by 4.8% and foreign orders decreased by 0.8% in April 2018 on the previous month. New orders from the euro area were down 9.9%, new orders from other countries increased 5.4% compared to March 2018. 
In April 2018 the manufacturers of intermediate goods saw new orders rise by 2.5% compared with March 2018. The manufacturers of capital goods showed decreases of 5.6% on the previous month. For consumer goods, a decrease in new orders of 2.2% was recorded. 
Turnover +0.3% seasonally adjusted on the previous month 
Enlarge picture The price-adjusted turnover in manufacturing in April 2018 was up a seasonally and calendar adjusted 0.3% on the previous month. In March 2018, the corrected figure shows an increase of 0.6% to February 2018 (primary value: +0.4%). 
The data shown here on new orders and turnover are based on the volume index of manufacturing, seasonally and calendar adjusted by means of X13 JDemetra+. The underlying mathematical-statistical method is not fundamentally different from the previously applied method 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).
For further information:Siglinde Wolf-Göbel,tel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 31 97,contact form

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