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New orders in manufacturing in May 2016: unchaged seasonally adjusted on the previous month

On the basis of provisional data, the manufacturing sector saw new orders unchanged in real terms adjusted for seasonally fluctuations and working-day variations in May 2016 compared with April 2016. For April 2016, revision of the preliminary outcome resulted in a decrease of 1.9% compared with March 2016 (primary –2.0%).

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Production index

Production in May 2016: -1.3% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

In May 2016, production in industry was down by 1.3% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data. In April 2016, the corrected figure shows an increase of 0.5% (primary +0.8%) from March 2016.

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Turnover

Turnover in manufacturing in May 2016: -0.8% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

On the basis of provisional data, the price-adjusted turnover in manufacturing in May 2016 was down a seasonally and working-day adjusted 0.8% on the previous month. In April 2016, it increased by 0.8% on March 2016, thus confirming the provisional result published in the previous month.

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Employees

Number of employees in manufacturing in May 2016: +0.9% year on year

At the end of May 2016, nearly 5.4 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 49,000 persons or 0.9% against May 2015.

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Investments

Industry investments in 2014: +2.1% on the previous year

German industrial enterprises with 20 or more persons employed invested 57.7 billion euros in tangible fixed assets in 2014. This was an increase of roughly 1.2 billion euros (+2.1%) on 2013.

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