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New Orders

Manufacturing in February 2018: New orders +0.3% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

Based on provisional data, price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing had increased in February 2018 a seasonally and calender adjusted 0.3% on the previous month. For January 2018, revision of the preliminary outcome resulted in a decrease of 3.5% compared with December 2017 (primary –3.9%).

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Production index

Production in February 2018: -1.6% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

In February 2018, production in industry was down by 1.6% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data. In January 2018, the corrected figure shows an increase of 0.1% (primary –0.1%) from December 2017.

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Turnover

Manufacturing in February 2018: Turnover -2,1% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

The price-adjusted turnover in manufacturing in February 2018 was down a seasonally and working-day adjusted 2.1% on the previous month. In January 2018, the corrected figure shows a decrease of 0.5% to December 2017 (primary value: –0.2%).

Stock of Orders

Manufacturing in February 2018: unfilled orders up a seasonally adjusted 1.0% on the previous month

Based on provisional data, the price adjusted stock of orders in manufacturing in February 2018 rose a calendar and seasonally adjusted 1.0% on the previous month. The domestic orders not yet completed increased 0.3% on the previous month, the stock of foreign orders rose 1.3%. The stock of orders comprises the total of new orders received by the end of the reference month which have not led to any turnover and have not been cancelled by that time.

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Employees

Number of employees in manufacturing in Febuary 2018: +2.7% year on year

At the end of February 2018, 5.6 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 147,000 persons or 2.7% against February 2017.

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Investments

Investments in industry up 3.9% in 2016 year on year

German industrial enterprises with 20 or more persons employed invested 62.1 billion euros in tangible fixed assets in 2016. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of roughly 2.4 billion euros or 3.9% compared with 2015.

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Short-term indices rebased to the year 2015

New indices of unfilled orders published for reference month January 2018

As of reference month January 2018, the monthly indices of new orders and turnover in manufacturing and of production in industry have been rebased from 2010 to the year 2015.

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