Destatis: price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing in December 2015 decreased vs. previous month

WIESBADEN, 05-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that 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 previousmonth. In December 2015, domestic orders decreased 2.5% while foreign orders increased by 0.6% on the previous month. As regards the direction of trade in foreign transactions, new orders from the euro area were down 6.9% on the previous month, while new orders from other countries increased 5.5%.

In December 2015 the manufacturers of intermediate goods fell 2.0% and the manufacturers of capital goods show decreases of 0.5% on the previous month. For consumer goods, an increase in new orders of 4.3% 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 (42151-0008).

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