German industrial orders rose unexpectedly by 0.3 percent from a month earlier in October 2018, beating market consensus of a 0.4 percent fall and following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent gain in September. It was the third consecutive monthly increase in factory orders, mainly due to a 2.9 percent growth in foreign demand as new orders went up from both the Euro Area (7.3 percent) and third countries (0.3 percent). Meanwhile, domestic orders fell 3.2 percent. By category, new orders increased for both intermediate (0.8 percent) and capital goods (0.4 percent), but declined for consumer goods (-1.7 percent). Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.37 percent from 1952 until 2018, 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 -2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-06 06:00 AM Factory Orders MoM -0.9% -3.9% 1.8% 5.1%
2018-10-05 06:00 AM Factory Orders MoM 2% -0.9% 0.5% 3.2%
2018-11-06 07:00 AM Factory Orders MoM 0.3% 2.5% -0.6% -0.7%
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 0.3%
2019-02-06 07:00 AM Factory Orders MoM 0.60%
2019-03-08 07:00 AM Factory Orders MoM


Germany Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 102.00 102.90 109.80 80.20 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 53.30 54.70 60.30 41.30 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.80 52.20 63.30 32.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.30 53.40 59.00 50.20 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 0.70 15.30 -21.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 0.10 4.00 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.50 0.00 15.50 -24.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 87.10 87.70 88.70 70.20 percent [+]
New Orders 107.60 107.50 113.80 8.80 Index Points [+]
Factory Orders 0.30 0.10 27.10 -15.70 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 8.73 1.42 9.69 -11.37 EUR Billion [+]
Bankruptcies 1616.00 1641.00 3755.00 416.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 192.30 201.20 201.20 91.05 EUR Billion [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -17.50 -24.10 89.60 -63.90 [+]
Car Production 450500.00 442500.00 583399.00 265542.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 272674.00 252628.00 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 -5.70 -11.20 46.60 -30.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 3600.00 3775.00 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 81.00 81.00 82.70 73.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 12.00 10.00 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.10 27.10 -15.70 1952 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Germany 0.30 Oct/18
Italy -2.90 Sep/18
Spain -0.50 Sep/18
Switzerland 11.40 Mar/18
United Kingdom 10.00 Nov/18
United States -2.10 Oct/18


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