New orders for German manufactured goods plunged 6.9 percent month-over-month in October 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.8 percent rise in September and compared with market forecasts of a 0.5 percent fall. Foreign demand tumbled 13.1 percent due to a 3.2 percent decrease in orders from the Euro Area and a 18.1 percent slump in orders from other countries, with the latter being influenced by the absence of major orders for machinery and equipment. On the other hand, domestic demand grew by 3.4 percent. New orders were down for capital (-10.7 percent) and intermediate goods (-2.7 percent), while consumer goods demand went up 4.3 percent. Year-on-year, factory orders were 1 percent lower, the first decrease since September 2020. Compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany, new orders were 1.7 percent higher. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.36 percent from 1952 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 28.60 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -27.30 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 December of 2021.

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. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-04 07:00 AM Sep 1.3% -8.8% 2% 2.5%
2021-12-06 07:00 AM Oct -6.9% 1.8% -0.5% -0.4%
2022-01-06 07:00 AM Nov -6.9%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom 2.80 -0.50 percent Oct/21
Industrial Production -1.00 2.20 percent Sep/21
Manufacturing Production -1.40 3.00 percent Sep/21
Factory Orders -6.90 1.80 percent Oct/21
Changes in Inventories 5.80 5.06 EUR Billion Sep/21
Bankruptcies 1029.00 1200.00 Companies Aug/21
Mining Production 2.00 0.00 percent Sep/21

News Stream
German Factory Orders Slump in October
New orders for German manufactured goods plunged 6.9 percent month-over-month in October 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.8 percent rise in September and compared with market forecasts of a 0.5 percent fall. Foreign demand tumbled 13.1 percent due to a 3.2 percent decrease in orders from the Euro Area and a 18.1 percent slump in orders from other countries, with the latter being influenced by the absence of major orders for machinery and equipment. On the other hand, domestic demand grew by 3.4 percent. New orders were down for capital (-10.7 percent) and intermediate goods (-2.7 percent), while consumer goods demand went up 4.3 percent. Year-on-year, factory orders were 1 percent lower, the first decrease since September 2020. Compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany, new orders were 1.7 percent higher.
2021-12-06
Germany Factory Orders Rise Less than Expected
Factory orders in Germany increased 1.3% mom in September of 2021, rebounding from an upwardly revised 8.8% plunge in August but below market forecasts of a 2% gain. Orders for machinery and equipment jumped 12.2%, those for motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers were up 9.6% and orders for capital goods increased 3.9%. On the other hand, new orders declined 2% for intermediate goods and 1.7% for consumer goods. New orders from countries outside the Euro Area were up 14.9%, mainly for machinery and equipment, while those from the Euro Area dropped 7.3% and domestic orders declined 5.9%. Compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany, new orders were 8.6% higher.
2021-11-04
Germany Factory Orders Sink in August
Factory orders in Germany plunged 7.7% mom in August of 2021 compared to market forecasts of a 2.1% fall. It follows strong gains in both July (4.9%) and June (4.6%), as delivery bottlenecks are weighing. Orders for motor vehicles and parts fell by 12% and metal production and processing went down 9.6%. Domestic orders dropped 5.2% and foreign ones 9.5%. Compared to February 2020, the month before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, factory orders were 8.5% higher.
2021-10-06

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.