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New orders in main construction industry in February 2015 received up a real 0.7% on the previous year

New orders in the main construction industry in Germany increased a price-adjusted 0.7% in February 2015 on the same month of the previous year. In building construction demand decreased 1.2%, in civil and underground engineering it increased 3.2%. 

In building construction and civil and underground engineering, 393,000 persons employed worked in establishments of enterprises with 20 or more persons employed in February 2015. That number of persons was equal compared with February 2014.

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Key figures

Foreign trade 2014
Exports€ 1,124 bn
Imports€ 910 bn
Export surplus€ 214 bn
Export propensity39.0%
Import penetration rate34.1%

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