New orders for German manufactured goods slumped 3.7% mom in May of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.2% rise in April and compared to market forecasts of a 1% jump. It is the biggest decline since a record fall in April last year, driven by a 6.7% decrease in foreign orders, namely Eurozone (-2.3%) and the rest of the world (-9.3%). Compared with February 2020, which was the month before restrictions were imposed due to the corona pandemic in Germany, new orders were 6.2% higher. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.37 percent from 1952 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 28.30 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -27.70 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 July of 2021.

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 0.80 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
-3.70 1.20 28.30 -27.70 1952 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-08 06:00 AM Feb 1.2% 0.8% 1.2% 0.9%
2021-05-06 06:00 AM Mar 3% 1.4% 1.7% 1.5%
2021-06-07 06:00 AM Apr -0.2% 3.9% 1% 1.2%
2021-07-06 06:00 AM May -3.7% 1.2% 1% 1.5%
2021-08-05 06:00 AM Jun -3.7% 2.8%
2021-09-06 06:00 AM Jul
2021-10-06 06:00 AM Aug
2021-11-04 07:00 AM Sep


News Stream
Germany Factory Orders Surprise on the Downside
New orders for German manufactured goods slumped 3.7% mom in May of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.2% rise in April and compared to market forecasts of a 1% jump. It is the biggest decline since a record fall in April last year, driven by a 6.7% decrease in foreign orders, namely Eurozone (-2.3%) and the rest of the world (-9.3%). Compared with February 2020, which was the month before restrictions were imposed due to the corona pandemic in Germany, new orders were 6.2% higher.
2021-07-06
Germany Factory Orders Unexpectedly Decline in April
Factory orders in Germany unexpectedly fell 0.2 percent month-over-month in April of 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.9 percent rise in March and compared to market forecasts of a 1 percent increase, amid supply chain disruptions that were exacerbated by the blockage of the Suez Canal in early April. Domestic orders decreased by 4.3 percent while foreign orders rose 2.7 percent, of which those from the euro area increased 0.7 percent and those from other countries 3.8 percent. Orders for intermediate goods dropped 1 percent while increases were seen for capital goods (0.2 percent) and consumer goods (1.4 percent). Compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic new orders were 9.9 percent higher.
2021-06-07
German Factory Orders Rise More than Forecast
New orders for German manufactured goods jumped 3.0 percent month-over-month in March 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent growth in February and easily beating market consensus of a 1.7 percent advance. It was the largest increase in new orders since last October, as domestic orders rose 4.9 percent and foreign orders went up 1.6 percent, with both demand from the Euro Area and third countries rising. New orders increased for consumer goods (8.5 percent), intermediate goods (2.8 percent) and capital goods (2.5 percent). Compared with February 2020, which was the month before restrictions were imposed due to the corona pandemic in Germany, new orders were 9.1 percent higher.
2021-05-06
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
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.