Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In EnglishSeptember 2018 (provisional): new orders in manufacturing+0.3% on the previous month (price, seasonally and calendar adjusted)-2.2% on the same month a year earlier (price and calendar adjusted)August 2018 (revised): new orders in manufacturing+2.5% on the previous month (price, seasonally and calendar adjusted)-1.8% on the same month a year earlier (price and calendar adjusted)
Enlarge picture WIESBADEN – Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing had increased in September 2018 a seasonally and calendar adjusted 0.3% on the previous month. For August 2018, revision of the preliminary outcome resulted in an increase of 2.5% compared with July 2018 (primary +2.0%). Price-adjusted new orders without major orders in manufacturing had decreased in September 2018 a seasonally and calendar adjusted 1.6% on the previous month.
Domestic orders increased by 2.8% and foreign orders decreased by 1.4% in September 2018 on the previous month. New orders from the euro area were up 2.4%, new orders from other countries decreased 3.7% compared to August 2018.
In September 2018 the manufacturers of intermediate goods saw new orders fall by 1.7% compared with August 2018. The manufacturers of capital goods showed increases of 1.4% on the previous month. For consumer goods, an increase in new orders of 2.1% was recorded.
Turnover -1.1% seasonally adjusted on the previous month
Enlarge picture The price-adjusted turnover in manufacturing in September 2018 was down a seasonally and calendar adjusted 1.1% on the previous month. In August 2018, the corrected figure shows an increase of 0.3% to July 2018 (primary +0.1%).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).
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