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Industry, Manufacturing

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Industry, manufacturing

Manufacturing comprises the production of goods which are subsequently used as materials and supplies, investment goods, and durable or non-durable consumer goods. Included are industrial and crafts-based production as well as repair and installation of machinery and equipment.
The surveys in manufacturing generally cover enterprises with 20 or more employees, and whose main activity is manufacturing, as well as all local units of those enterprises, irrespective of their size. Also included are the manufacturing local units with 20 or more persons employed which are part of enterprises whose main activity is not manufacturing. Below the cut-off threshold of 20 persons employed, an additional survey is conducted among small enterprises. The surveys also cover enterprises of mining and quarrying. The monthly short-term surveys cover only local units with 50 or more persons employed.

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New Orders

New orders in manufacturing in March 2016: +1.9% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

Based on provisional data, price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing had increased in March 2016 a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1.9% on February 2016. For February 2016, revision of the preliminary outcome resulted in a decrease of 0.8% compared with January 2016 (primary –1.2%). Price-adjusted new orders without major orders in manufacturing had decreased in March 2016 a seasonally and working-day adjusted 0.6% on February 2016.

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Production index

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

In March 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 February 2016, the corrected figure shows a decreased of 0.7% (primary -0.5%) from January 2016.

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Turnover

Turnover in manufacturing in March 2016: -1.1% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

On the basis of provisional data, the manufacturing sector saw turnover fall in real terms adjusted for seasonal fluctuations and working-day variations of 1.1% in March 2016 compared with February 2016. In February 2016, the corrected figure shows a decrease of 0.2% (primary -0.5%) from January 2016.

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Employees

Number of employees in manufacturing in March 2016: +1.0% year on year

At the end of March 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 51,000 persons or 1.0% against March 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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Short-term indicators in production industries

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Structural data on the industry

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