Based on provisional data, price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing in June 2015 increased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 2.0% on May 2015. In May 2015, the decrease on the previous month showed a corrected –0.3% (primary –0.2%). In June 2015, domestic orders decreased 2.0% while foreign orders increased 4.8% on the previous month. As regards the direction of trade in foreign transactions, new orders from the euro area were up 2.3% on the previous month, new orders from other countries increased 6.3%.
In June 2015 the manufacturers of intermediate goods recorded decreases in new orders of 0.4% on the previous month while capital goods increased 3.7%. For consumer goods, a decrease in new orders of 0.6% was recorded.
The rates of change are based on the volume index of new orders for manufacturing (2010 = 100). Seasonal and working day adjustment is done using the Census X-12-ARIMA method.
Detailed data and long time series on the index of new orders in manufacturing are available from the GENESIS-Online database in the tables on the volume index (42151-0004). There you can also find the index of new orders without major orders (42151-008).
Production in June 2015 down a seasonally adjusted -1.4% on the previous month
In June 2015, production in industry was down by 1.4% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data. In May 2015, the corrected figure shows an increase of 0.2% (primary +0.0%) from April 2015.
In May 2015, production in industry excluding energy and construction fell by -1.3%. Within industry, the production of capital goods decreased by 2.6%, the production of intermediate goods by 0.3% and the production consumer goods by 0.2%. Energy production was up 2.3% on the previous month while production in construction fell by 4.5%.
The rates of change refer to the production index for the industry (2010 = 100). Seasonal and working day adjustment is done using the Census X-12-ARIMA method.
Turnover in manufacturing in June 2015: –2.1% seasonally adjusted on the previous month
On the basis of provisional data, the manufacturing sector saw turnover fell in real terms adjusted for seasonal fluctuations and working-day variations 2.1% in June 2015 compared with May 2015. In May 2015, the increase remained after correction compared with April 2015, by 0.8%.
In June 2015, domestic turnover decreased by 0.8%, the business with foreign customers declined 3.3%. Sales to euro area countries were 0.7% above preceding month’s level, sales to other countries went down 6.0%.
Compared with the preceding year, real turnover in manufacturing showed a total increase of 1.4% in June 2015 after having been adjusted for working-day variations.
Increases were observed in domestic sales (+0.9%), turnover from business with foreign customers rose by 1.9%. Among foreign transactions, sales to euro area countries increased by 6.4%, while turnover with other foreign countries fall 1.0%.
For the first half year 2015, the (working-day adjusted) turnover in manufacturing was 1.8% above the level of the same period of the previous year; domestic turnover ascended 0.1% and foreign turnover increased 3.5%.
At the end of June 2015, 5.3 million people worked in local units of manufacturing with 50 or more persons employed in Germany. On the basis of provisional results, that was a rise by about 52,000 persons or 1.0% against June 2014.