New orders for German manufactured goods declined 2.7% mom in April of 2022, following a downwardly revised 4.2% drop in March and missing forecasts of a 0.3% rise. It marks the third consecutive month of lower factory orders, in a sign the war in Ukraine, ongoing supply constraints pressured by China lockdowns and soaring energy prices are weighing on the German economy. Foreign orders sank 4%, with those to the Eurozone dropping by 5.6% and those other countries down 3%. Orders for the domestic market were also lower (-0.9%). Orders for capital goods posted the biggest drop (-4.3%), followed by consumer durable goods (-2.6%) and intermediate goods (-0.3%). source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.36 percent from 1952 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 28.30 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 June of 2022.

Factory Orders in Germany is expected to be 0.80 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 0.50 percent in 2023 and 0.40 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Factory Orders



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-05 06:00 AM Mar -4.7% -0.8% -1.1% -0.5%
2022-06-07 06:00 AM Apr -2.7% -4.2% 0.3% 1.5%
2022-07-06 06:00 AM May -2.7% -5.1%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 -3.70 percent Apr 2022
Industrial Production -2.15 -3.13 percent Apr 2022
Manufacturing Production -2.74 -3.36 percent Apr 2022
Factory Orders -2.70 -4.20 percent Apr 2022
Changes in Inventories 14.77 13.02 EUR Billion Mar 2022
Bankruptcies 1294.00 1132.00 Companies Mar 2022
Mining Production -5.60 1.70 percent Apr 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.70 -4.20 28.30 -27.30 1952 - 2022 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA

News Stream
German Factory Orders Unexpectedly Sink Again
New orders for German manufactured goods declined 2.7% mom in April of 2022, following a downwardly revised 4.2% drop in March and missing forecasts of a 0.3% rise. It marks the third consecutive month of lower factory orders, in a sign the war in Ukraine, ongoing supply constraints pressured by China lockdowns and soaring energy prices are weighing on the German economy. Foreign orders sank 4%, with those to the Eurozone dropping by 5.6% and those other countries down 3%. Orders for the domestic market were also lower (-0.9%). Orders for capital goods posted the biggest drop (-4.3%), followed by consumer durable goods (-2.6%) and intermediate goods (-0.3%).
2022-06-07
Germany Factory Orders Fall for 2nd Month
New orders for German manufactured goods sank 4.7% mom in March of 2022, a second consecutive decline and much worse than market forecasts of a 1.1% fall, as the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine, supply constraints and soaring energy prices continue to hurt foreign demand and investment. Orders from abroad decreased 6.7%, specially those from countries outside the Euro Area (-13.2%) and domestic orders dropped 1.8%. Orders for capital goods went down 8.3% and those for intermediate goods decreased 1.5%. On the other hand, orders for consumer goods increased 6.4%. Figures for February were revised to show a smaller 0.8% drop instead of an initial 2.2% decline, due to late reporting of large-scale orders in the aerospace sector.
2022-05-05
Germany Factory Orders Fall Much More than Expected
Factory orders in Germany declined 2.2% mom in February of 2022, much worse than market forecasts of a 0.2% drop. It is the first fall in four months as supply constraints, soaring energy prices and uncertainty linked to Russia's invasion of Ukraine hurt foreign demand. Foreign orders declined 3.3% with those from the Euro Area (-3.3%) and outside the Euro Area (-3.4%) sinking. Domestic orders registered a much smaller decrease of 0.2%. Orders for capital goods dropped 2.8% and those for intermediate goods went down 1.9% while orders for consumer goods rose 0.7%. Year-on-year, factory orders increased 2.9%. "The drop in orders in February should be seen in view of the sharp rise in the previous month. An impact of Russia's war in Ukraine is hardly reflected in the data. Yet the war is causing high uncertainty especially on future demand", the economy ministry said.
2022-04-06