WIESBADEN, 8-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in manufacturing in May 2015 decreased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 0.2% on April 2015. In April 2015, the increase on the previous month showed a corrected +2.2% (primary +1.4%). In May 2015, domestic orders decreased 0.6% while foreign orders increased 0.2% on the previous month. As regards the direction of trade in foreign transactions, new orders from the euro area were down 1.5% on the previous month while new orders from other countries ascended by 1.2%.
In May 2015 the manufacturers of intermediate goods recorded increases in new orders of 1.3% on the previous month while for capital goods they had fell 0.8%. For consumer goods, a decrease in new orders of 1.2% 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) which is published since reporting month April 2014.
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