New orders for German manufactured goods edged up 0.5% month-over-month in September of 2020, below an upwardly revised 4.9% jump in August and market forecasts of a 2% gain. It is the smallest increase in 5 months as domestic orders rose by 2.3% while foreign ones dropped by 0.8%, mainly due to a 6% slump in purchases from the Euro Area. New orders for intermediate goods went up 4% and those for consumer goods 2.6% but orders for capital goods decreased 2%. Compared to February 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic, new orders were still 2.6 percent lower. Orders for machinery and equipment were still 8.2% below pre-pandemic levels but orders in the automotive industry, the largest manufacturing sector were 5.8% above the pre-crisis level. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.36 percent from 1952 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 28.80 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -26 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Factory Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Factory Orders - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

Factory Orders in Germany is expected to be -1.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Factory Orders in Germany to stand at -0.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2021 and 0.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 4.90 28.80 -26.00 1952 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-06 06:00 AM Jun 27.9% 10.4% 10.1% 10.2%
2020-09-04 06:00 AM Jul 2.8% 28.8% 5% 5.9%
2020-10-06 06:00 AM Aug 4.5% 3.3% 2.6% 2.3%
2020-11-05 07:00 AM Sep 0.5% 4.9% 2% 1.5%
2020-12-04 07:00 AM Oct 0.5%
2021-01-08 07:00 AM Nov
2021-02-05 07:00 AM Dec
2021-03-05 07:00 AM Jan


News Stream
German Factory Orders Slow on Falling EA Demand
New orders for German manufactured goods edged up 0.5% month-over-month in September of 2020, below an upwardly revised 4.9% jump in August and market forecasts of a 2% gain. It is the smallest increase in 5 months as domestic orders rose by 2.3% while foreign ones dropped by 0.8%, mainly due to a 6% slump in purchases from the Euro Area. New orders for intermediate goods went up 4% and those for consumer goods 2.6% but orders for capital goods decreased 2%. Compared to February 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic, new orders were still 2.6 percent lower. Orders for machinery and equipment were still 8.2% below pre-pandemic levels but orders in the automotive industry, the largest manufacturing sector were 5.8% above the pre-crisis level.
2020-11-05
German Factory Orders Rise More than Expected
German new manufacturing orders increased 4.5 percent month-over-month in August 2020, after an upwardly revised 3.3 percent rise in the previous month and beating market forecasts of 2.6 percent. Still, factory orders in August were 3.6 percent lower than in February, the month before restrictions were imposed. Foreign orders rose 6.5 percent, due to higher demand from both the Euro Area (14.6 percent) and other countries (1.5 percent). Meanwhile, domestic orders increased by 1.7 percent. By category, demand was higher for intermediate (4.5 percent), consumer (4.2 percent) and capital goods (4.7 percent). Demand continued to increase in the largest branch of manufacturing, the automotive industry (0.9 percent), and was 0.3 percent above the pre-pandemic level. New orders in the manufacture of machinery and equipment jumped 11.4 percent, but were still 5.8 percent below the February level.
2020-10-06
German Factory Orders Disappoint
German new manufacturing orders increased 2.8 percent month-over-month in July 2020, the least since April, after an upwardly revised 28.8 percent gain in the previous month, and below market forecasts of a 5 percent rise. However, factory orders in July were 8.2 percent lower than in February, the month before restrictions were imposed. Foreign orders rose 14.4 percent, due to higher demand from both the Euro Area (7.3 percent) and other countries (19.2 percent). Meanwhile, domestic orders fell 10.2 percent. By category, demand was higher for both intermediate (9.5 percent) and consumer goods (0.2 percent), while demand of capital goods declined (-0.4 percent). In addition, new orders in the automotive industry increased by 8.5 percent, but were still 2.4 percent lower than in February. Year-on-year, factory orders dropped 7.3 percent.
2020-09-04
German Factory Orders Rise at Record Pace
German new manufacturing orders jumped 27.9 percent month-over-month in June 2020, the most on record and compared to market forecasts of a 10.1 percent climb. However, factory orders in June were 11.3 percent lower than in February, the month before restrictions were imposed. Foreign orders surged 22 percent, due to higher demand from both the Euro Area (22.3 percent) and other countries (21.7 percent). Also, domestic orders jumped 35.3 percent. By category, demand was higher for capital (45.7 percent), intermediate (10.6 percent), and consumer goods (1.1 percent). In addition, new orders in the automotive industry increased again markedly in June (66.5 percent), but were still more than 12.2 percent lower than in February. Year-on-year, factory orders declined 11.3 percent.
2020-08-06

Germany Factory Orders
Factory Orders in Germany are reported using monthly changes in the volume of new orders received by manufacturers. Factory Order figures in Germany can be very volatile and misleading because they are heavily affected by geopolitical events, temporary shocks in demand and business deals which may only happen once.