Factory orders in Germany increased 1.2 percent month-over-month in February of 2021, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent rise in January and in line with market forecasts. Orders went up for capital (2.1 percent) and intermediate goods (0.5 percent) while orders for consumer goods shrank 1.9 percent. "In particular, orders in the important automotive and mechanical engineering sectors once again developed positively," the economy ministry said. Domestic orders jumped 4 percent while foreign ones edged down 0.5 percent, mainly due to orders outside the Euro Area (-2.3 percent) while orders to the Euro Area went up 2.7 percent. Compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany, new orders increased by 5.6 percent. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.37 percent from 1952 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 28 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -27.90 percent in April of 2020. 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. Germany Factory Orders - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Factory Orders in Germany is expected to be 0.50 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 0.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.40 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 0.80 28.00 -27.90 1952 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-07 07:00 AM Nov 2.3% 3.3% -1.2% -1.2%
2021-02-05 07:00 AM Dec -1.9% 2.7% -1% -1.2%
2021-03-05 07:00 AM Jan 1.4% -2.2% 0.7% 1.5%
2021-04-08 06:00 AM Feb 1.2% 0.8% 1.2% 0.9%
2021-05-06 06:00 AM Mar 1.2% 1.5%
2021-06-07 06:00 AM Apr
2021-07-06 06:00 AM May
2021-08-05 06:00 AM Jun


News Stream
Germany Factory Orders Rise for 2nd Month
Factory orders in Germany increased 1.2 percent month-over-month in February of 2021, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent rise in January and in line with market forecasts. Orders went up for capital (2.1 percent) and intermediate goods (0.5 percent) while orders for consumer goods shrank 1.9 percent. "In particular, orders in the important automotive and mechanical engineering sectors once again developed positively," the economy ministry said. Domestic orders jumped 4 percent while foreign ones edged down 0.5 percent, mainly due to orders outside the Euro Area (-2.3 percent) while orders to the Euro Area went up 2.7 percent. Compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany, new orders increased by 5.6 percent.
2021-04-08
Germany Factory Orders Rise More than Expected
Factory orders in Germany increased 1.4 percent month-over-month in January of 2021, following an upwardly revised 2.2 percent plunge in December and above market forecasts of a 0.7 percent rise. Orders for intermediate goods edged up 0.2 percent and capital goods rose 3.3 percent while orders for consumer goods shrank 5.8 percent. Foreign ones rose by 4.2 percent while domestic ones decreased by 2.6 percent. New orders from the Euro Area went up 3.9 percent and those from other countries increased by 4.4 percent. Compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the corona pandemic in Germany, new orders were 3.7 percent higher. Year-on-year, new orders went up 2.5 percent.
2021-03-05
Germany Factory Orders Drop More than Forecasts
Factory orders in Germany plunged 1.9 percent month-over-month in December of 2020, following an upwardly revised 2.7 percent rise in November. It is the first decline in new orders since a record slump in April and worse than market forecasts of a 1 percent drop. Domestic orders decreased 0.9 percent and foreign orders 2.6 percent. Germany went into a partial lockdown in November, with schools and non-essential shops ending up closing in mid-December. Still, compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the corona pandemic, new orders were 2.6 percent higher. Considering full 2020, new orders sank 7.2 percent.
2021-02-05
Germany Factory Orders Unexpectedly Rise
New orders for German manufactured goods unexpectedly increased 2.3 percent month-over-month in November of 2020, following an upwardly revised 3.3 percent jump in October and beating market expectations of 1.2 percent decline. It is the 7th straight month of rising factory orders, mainly due to intermediate goods (4.9 percent), capital (1.1 percent) and consumer goods (0.5 percent). Domestic orders went up 1.6 percent and foreign orders 2.9 percent, with those from the Euro Area rising 6.1 percent and those from other countries 0.9 percent. Compared with February, the month before the coronavirus pandemic, factory orders were 4 percent higher.
2021-01-07

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.