Germany's industrial orders dropped by 1.3 percent month-over-month in November 2019, missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent advance and reversing a revised 0.2 percent growth in October. There was a 3.1 percent fall in foreign orders, due to demand from both the Euro Area (-3.3 percent) and other countries (-2.8 percent). Conversely, domestic orders grew by 1.6 percent. By category, demand fell for capital goods (-2.1 percent), was unchanged for consumer goods and went up for intermediate goods (0.2 percent).

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.35 percent from 1952 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 27.10 percent in June of 1975 and a record low of -15.70 percent in July of 1975. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Factory Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany is expected to be -0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Factory Orders in Germany to stand at 0.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Germany Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.30 0.20 27.10 -15.70 1952 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-07 06:00 AM Aug -0.6% -2.1% -0.3% -0.6%
2019-11-06 07:00 AM Sep 1.3% -0.4% 0.1% 0.1%
2019-12-05 07:00 AM Oct -0.4% 1.5% 0.3% 0.3%
2020-01-08 07:00 AM Nov -1.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
2020-02-06 07:00 AM Dec -1.3% 0.4%


News Stream
2019-12-05
German Factory Orders Fall Unexpectedly
Germany's industrial orders dropped by 0.4 percent month-over-month in October 2019, missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent advance and reversing a revised 1.5 percent growth in September. Domestic demand fell 3.2 percent, while foreign orders rose 1.5 percent boosted by an increase of 11.1 percent in orders from the Euro Area. However, orders from third countries slumped 4.1 percent. By category, demand fell for capital goods (-1.1 percent), but were up for both intermediate (0.7 percent) and consumer goods (0.3 percent).

2019-11-06
German Factory Orders Rebound More than Estimated
Germany's industrial orders rose by 1.3 percent month-over-month in September of 2019, easily beating market expectations of a 0.1 percet gain and after a downwardly revised 0.4 percent fall in the previous month. This was the first monthly increase in factory orders since June, boosted by gains in both domestic (1.6 percent) and foreign orders (1.1 percent). New orders from other countries soared 3 percent, while those from the Euro Area fell 1.8 percent. By category, demand grew for both capital (3.1 percent) and consumer goods (0.8 percent), but declined for intermediate goods (-1.5 percent).

2019-10-07
German Factory Orders Fall More than Forecast
Germany's industrial orders dropped 0.6 percent from a month earlier in August 2019, compared to market expectations of a 0.3 percent decline and following a revised 2.1 percent plunge in July. The decline was mainly due to a 2.6 percent fall in domestic demand, while foreign orders grew 0.9 percent, boosted by demand from both the Euro area (1.5 percent) and other countries (0.4 percent). By category, demand decreased for both capital (-1.6 percent) and consumer goods (-0.9 percent), but rose for intermediate goods (1.1 percent).

2019-09-05
German Factory Orders Fall More than Estimated
German industrial orders dropped by 2.7 percent month-over-month in July 2019, worse than market expectations of a 1.5 percent fall and shifting from an upwardly revised 2.7 percent growth in the previous month. This was the biggest monthly decrease in factory orders since February, amid declines in both domestic orders and foreign demand. New orders from third countries slumped 6.7 percent, while those from the Euro Area rose by 0.3 percent. By category, demand decreased for all categories: capital goods (-3 percent), consumer (-2.4 percent) and intermediate goods (-2.2 percent).

2019-08-06
German Factory Orders Rise More than Expected
German industrial orders rose 2.5 percent month-over-month in June 2019, reversing a 2 percent drop in May and easily beating market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. This was the biggest monthly increase in factory orders since August 2017, mainly boosted by a 5.0 percent surge in foreign orders. New orders from third countries soared 8.6 percent, while those from the Euro Area fell 0.6 percent. Meanwhile, domestic orders sank 1.0 percent. By category, demand grew for both capital (3.7 percent) and intermediate goods (1.3 percent), while orders for consumer goods fell 0.4 percent.

2019-07-05
German Factory Orders Fall More than Forecast
German industrial orders plunged 2.2 percent month-over-month in May 2019, worse than market expectations of a 0.1 percent drop and reversing an upwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in the previous month. Foreign orders slumped 4.3 percent, with new orders declining from both the Euro Area (-1.7 percent) and from the third countries (-5.7 percent). Meanwhile, domestic orders advanced 0.7 percent. By category, demand fell the most for capital goods (-2.8 percent), followed by intermediate (-1.5 percent) and consumer goods (-0.7 percent).


Germany Factory Orders
Factory Orders in Germany are reported using monthly changes in the volume of new orders received by manufacturers. Factory Order figures in Germany can be very volatile and misleading because they are heavily affected by geopolitical events, temporary shocks in demand and business deals which may only happen once.

Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 96.30 95.10 109.80 80.10 points [+]
Services PMI 54.20 52.90 60.30 41.30 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 45.20 43.70 63.30 32.00 points [+]
Composite Pmi 51.10 50.20 59.00 48.50 points [+]
Industrial Production -2.60 -4.60 15.30 -21.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.10 -1.00 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -4.00 -5.90 15.50 -24.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.60 83.90 88.80 70.30 percent [+]
New Orders 100.30 101.50 113.00 8.80 points [+]
Factory Orders -1.30 0.20 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -7.73 2.64 11.20 -8.53 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1592.00 1507.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 174.78 177.41 188.02 92.45 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 26.70 10.70 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 276400.00 423400.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 283380.00 299127.00 552865.00 43460.00 [+]
Internet Speed 15298.72 14588.37 15298.72 3207.62 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 38794861.00 38344874.00 38794861.00 18134106.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -6.80 -7.30 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3215.00 3322.93 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.80 82.84 82.84 5.37 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 3.00 7.00 3.00 [+]
Corruption Index 80.00 80.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 9.00 11.00 20.00 9.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 22.00 24.00 27.00 14.00 [+]