German new manufacturing orders surged 10.4 percent month-over-month in May of 2020, following an upwardly revised 26.2 percent drop in the previous month which was the highest on record. May's reading is the second highest ever after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. However, figures came below market forecasts of a 15 percent surge and factory orders are still 30.8 percent lower than in February, the month before restrictions were imposed. Foreign orders rose 8.8 percent, due to higher demand from both the Euro Area (20.9 percent) and other countries (2 percent). Also, domestic orders jumped 12.3 percent. By category, demand expanded for capital (20.3 percent), intermediate (0.4 percent), and consumer goods (4.7 percent). In addition, new orders in the automotive industry increased again markedly in May 2020, after very low levels in April 2020 but were still more than 47 percent lower than in February 2020. Year-on-year, factory orders were down 29.3 percent.

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.31 percent from 1952 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 27.10 percent in June of 1975 and a record low of -26.20 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 August of 2020. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany is expected to be -1.20 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 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2021 and 0.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.40 -26.20 27.10 -26.20 1952 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-06 06:00 AM Feb -1.4% 4.8% -2.4% -3%
2020-05-06 06:00 AM Mar -15.6% -1.2% -10% -8.7%
2020-06-05 06:00 AM Apr -25.8% -15.0% -19.7% -21.3%
2020-07-06 06:00 AM May 10.4% -26.2% 15% 14.5%
2020-08-06 06:00 AM Jun 10.4% 10.1% 10.2%
2020-09-04 06:00 AM Jul
2020-10-06 06:00 AM Aug
2020-11-05 07:00 AM Sep -1.1%


News Stream
Germany Factory Orders Below Forecasts
German new manufacturing orders surged 10.4 percent month-over-month in May of 2020, following an upwardly revised 26.2 percent drop in the previous month which was the highest on record. May's reading is the second highest ever after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. However, figures came below market forecasts of a 15 percent surge and factory orders are still 30.8 percent lower than in February, the month before restrictions were imposed. Foreign orders rose 8.8 percent, due to higher demand from both the Euro Area (20.9 percent) and other countries (2 percent). Also, domestic orders jumped 12.3 percent. By category, demand expanded for capital (20.3 percent), intermediate (0.4 percent), and consumer goods (4.7 percent). In addition, new orders in the automotive industry increased again markedly in May 2020, after very low levels in April 2020 but were still more than 47 percent lower than in February 2020. Year-on-year, factory orders were down 29.3 percent.
2020-07-06
German Factory Orders Tumble at Record Pace
German new manufacturing orders plunged 25.8 percent month-over-month in April of 2020, compared with market expectations of a 19.7 percent fall and after a downwardly revised 15.0 percent drop in the previous month. This was the steepest decline in factory orders since the series began in January 1991, reflecting severe damage caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Foreign orders tumbled 28.1 percent, due to lower demand from both the Euro Area (-30.6 percent) and other countries (-26.7 percent). Also, domestic orders plummeted 22.3 percent. By category, demand contracted for capital (-30.6 percent), intermediate (-22.7 percent), and consumer goods (-11.4 percent).
2020-06-05
German Factory Orders Plunge at Record Pace
German new manufacturing orders tumbled 15.6 percent month-over-month in March of 2020, compared with market expectations of a 10 percent fall and after a downwardly revised 1.2 percent drop in the previous month. This was the steepest decline in factory orders since at least 1991, reflecting severe damage caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Foreign orders plunged 16.1 percent, due to lower demand from both the Euro Area (-17.9 percent) and other countries (-15 percent). Also, domestic orders plummeted 14.8 percent. By category, demand contracted for capital (-22.6 percent), intermediate (-7.5 percent), and consumer goods (-1.3 percent).
2020-05-06
German Factory Orders Fall Less than Expected
Germany's industrial orders dropped by 1.4 percent month-over-month in February 2020, compared with market expectations o a 2.4 percent fall and after a downwardly revised 4.8 percent growth in the previous month. Foreign orders fell by 3.6 percent, due to lower demand from both the Euro Area (-5 percent) and other countries (-2.7 percent). In contrast, domestic orders grew by 1.7 percent. By category, demand contracted for capital goods (-3.4 percent), while increased for both consumer (1.7 percent) and intermediate goods (0.9 percent).
2020-04-06

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.