WIESBADEN, 6-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing in August 2015 decreased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1.8% on July 2015. In July 2015, the decrease on the previous month showed a corrected –2.2% (primary –1.4%). In August 2015, domestic orders decreased 2.6% and foreign orders 1.2% on the previous month. As regards the direction of trade in foreign transactions, new orders from the euro area were up 2.5% on the previous month, new orders from other countries decreased 3.7%.
In August 2015 the manufacturers of intermediate goods recorded decreases in new orders of 0.4% and the manufacturers of capital goods of 2.8% on the previous month. For consumer goods, a decrease in new orders of 1.5% was recorded.
The rates of change are based on the volume index of new orders for manufacturing (2010 = 100). Seasonal and working day adjustment is done using the Census X-12-ARIMA method.
Detailed data and long time series on the index of new orders in manufacturing are available from the GENESIS-Online database in the tables on the volume index (42151-0004). There you can also find the index of new orders without major orders (42151-008).
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