Factory orders in Germany plunged 1.9 percent month-over-month in December of 2020, following an upwardly revised 2.7 percent rise in November. It is the first decline in new orders since a record slump in April and worse than market forecasts of a 1 percent drop. Domestic orders decreased 0.9 percent and foreign orders 2.6 percent. Germany went into a partial lockdown in November, with schools and non-essential shops ending up closing in mid-December. Still, compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the corona pandemic, new orders were 2.6 percent higher. Considering full 2020, new orders sank 7.2 percent. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.36 percent from 1952 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 28.90 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -25.90 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 February of 2021.

Factory Orders in Germany is expected to be 1.10 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 0.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.90 2.70 28.90 -25.90 1952 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-05 07:00 AM Sep 0.5% 4.9% 2% 1.5%
2020-12-04 07:00 AM Oct 2.9% 1.1% 1.5% 1.2%
2021-01-07 07:00 AM Nov 2.3% 3.3% -1.2% -1.2%
2021-02-05 07:00 AM Dec -1.9% 2.7% -1% -1.2%
2021-03-05 07:00 AM Jan -1.9% 2.5%
2021-04-08 06:00 AM Feb
2021-05-06 06:00 AM Mar
2021-06-07 06:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Germany Factory Orders Drop More than Forecasts
Factory orders in Germany plunged 1.9 percent month-over-month in December of 2020, following an upwardly revised 2.7 percent rise in November. It is the first decline in new orders since a record slump in April and worse than market forecasts of a 1 percent drop. Domestic orders decreased 0.9 percent and foreign orders 2.6 percent. Germany went into a partial lockdown in November, with schools and non-essential shops ending up closing in mid-December. Still, compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the corona pandemic, new orders were 2.6 percent higher. Considering full 2020, new orders sank 7.2 percent.
2021-02-05
Germany Factory Orders Unexpectedly Rise
New orders for German manufactured goods unexpectedly increased 2.3 percent month-over-month in November of 2020, following an upwardly revised 3.3 percent jump in October and beating market expectations of 1.2 percent decline. It is the 7th straight month of rising factory orders, mainly due to intermediate goods (4.9 percent), capital (1.1 percent) and consumer goods (0.5 percent). Domestic orders went up 1.6 percent and foreign orders 2.9 percent, with those from the Euro Area rising 6.1 percent and those from other countries 0.9 percent. Compared with February, the month before the coronavirus pandemic, factory orders were 4 percent higher.
2021-01-07
Germany Factory Orders Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
New orders for German manufactured goods jumped 2.9 percent month-over-month in October of 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.1 percent increase in September and well above market expectations of 1.5 percent. Orders in the auto sector increased 1 percent and orders for intermediate goods went up 2.3 percent and those for capital goods 3.8 percent. In contrast, orders for consumer goods fell 2.2 percent. Domestic orders rose 2.4 percent and foreign orders 3.2 percent, with those from the Euro Area rising 0.5 percent and those from other countries 4.8 percent. Compared with February, the month before the coronavirus pandemic, factory orders were 0.8 percent higher.
2020-12-04
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

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.