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Industry, Manufacturing

New Orders

Manufacturing in April 2017: new orders -2.1% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

Based on provisional data, price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing had decreased in April 2017 a seasonally and working-day adjusted 2.1% on March 2017. For March 2017, revision of the preliminary outcome resulted in an increase of 1.1% compared with February 2017 (primary +1.0%).

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Production index

Production in April 2017: +0.8% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

In April 2017, production in industry was up by 0.8% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data. In March 2017, the corrected figure shows a decrease of 0.1% (primary -0.4%) from February 2017.

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Turnover

Manufacturing in April 2017: Turnover +1.3% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

The price-adjusted turnover in manufacturing in April 2017 was up a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1.3% on the previous month. In March 2017, the corrected figure shows a decrease of 0.3% to February 2017 (primary -0.8%).

Employees

Number of employees in manufacturing in April 2017: +1.4% year on year

At the end of April 2017, 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 73,000 persons or 1.4% against April 2016.

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Investments

Industry invested nearly 60 billion euros in tangible fixed assets in 2015

German industrial enterprises with 20 or more persons employed invested 59.8 billion euros in tangible fixed assets in 2015. This was an increase of approximately 2.1 billion euros compared with 2014 (+3.5%). This means that investments have almost reached their all-time high of 2008 again (60.0 billion euros).

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