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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 December 2015: -0.7% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

Based on provisional data, price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing in December 2015 decreased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 0.7% on November 2015. In November 2015, they increased by 1.5% on October 2015, thus confirming the provisional result published in the previous month. In December 2015, domestic orders decreased 2.5% while foreign orders increased by 0.6% on the previous month.

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Production index

Production in November 2015: -0.3% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

In November 2015, production in industry was down 0.3% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data. In October 2015, the corrected figure shows an increase of 0.5% (primary +0.2%) from September 2015.

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Turnover

Turnover in manufacturing in November 2015: -2.3% 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 2.3% in November 2015 compared with October 2015. In October 2015, the corrected figure shows a decrease of 1.8% (primary +2.0%) from September 2015.

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Employees

Number of employees in manufacturing in November 2015: +1.0% year on year

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At the end of November 2015, 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 54,000 persons or 1.0% against November 2014.

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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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