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Industry, Manufacturing

New Orders

Manufacturing in March 2017: new orders +1.0% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

Based on provisional data, price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing had increased in March 2017 a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1.0% on February 2017. For February 2017, revision of the preliminary outcome resulted in an increase of 3.5% compared with January 2017 (primary +3.4%).

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Production index

Production in March 2017: -0.4% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

In March 2017, production in industry was down by 0.4% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data. In February 2017, the corrected figure shows an increase of 1.8% (primary +2.2%) from January 2017.

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Turnover

Manufacturing in March 2017: Turnover -0.8% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

The price-adjusted turnover in March 2017 was down a seasonally and working-day adjusted 0.8% on the previous month. In February 2017, the corrected figure shows an increase of 1.3% to January 2017, thus confirming the provisional result published in the previous month.

Employees

Number of employees in manufacturing in March 2017: +1.1% year on year

At the end of March 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 61,000 persons or 1.1% against March 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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