German industrial orders dropped unexpectedly by 2.6 percent month-over-month in January 2019, missing market expectations of a 0.5 percent rise and following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent gain in December. This was the steepest decline in factory orders since June last year, amid decreases in both domestic orders (-1.2 percent) and foreign demand (-3.6 percent). New orders from the Euro Area shrank 2.6 percent and those from third countries plummeted 4.2 percent. By category, new orders declined the most for capital goods (-3.6 percent), followed by consumer goods (-1.4 percent) and intermediate goods (-1.1 percent). Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.36 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.

Factory Orders in Germany is expected to be -0.60 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 0.40 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-06 07:00 AM Factory Orders MoM 0.3% 0.1% -0.4% -0.2%
2019-01-07 07:00 AM Factory Orders MoM -1.0% 0.2% -0.4% -0.4%
2019-02-06 07:00 AM Factory Orders MoM -1.6% -0.2% 0.3% 0.6%
2019-03-08 07:00 AM Factory Orders MoM -2.6% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5%
2019-04-04 06:00 AM Factory Orders MoM -2.6%
2019-05-07 06:00 AM Factory Orders MoM -0.6%
2019-06-06 06:00 AM Factory Orders MoM


Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 98.50 99.30 109.80 80.30 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 54.90 55.30 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 44.70 47.60 63.30 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.50 52.80 59.00 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -3.30 -2.70 15.30 -21.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.80 0.80 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -4.00 -4.60 15.50 -24.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 86.30 87.10 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 105.50 105.60 113.50 8.80 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders -2.60 0.90 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 2.94 11.05 11.05 -11.34 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1366.00 1527.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 193.03 192.30 201.89 91.05 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -3.60 -13.40 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 440900.00 367300.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 268867.00 265702.00 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 -8.70 -10.10 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3410.00 3230.00 4744.00 907.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.84 82.64 82.84 5.37 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 3.00 [+]
Corruption Index 80.00 81.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 12.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 24.00 20.00 27.00 14.00 [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.60 0.90 27.10 -15.70 1952 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Germany -2.60 Jan/19
Italy 1.80 Jan/19
Spain -0.70 Jan/19
Switzerland 11.40 Mar/18
United Kingdom 1.00 Mar/19
United States 0.10 Jan/19


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