Germany's industrial orders dropped by 2.1 percent month-over-month in December 2019, missing market expectations of a 0.6 percent advance and following a downwardly revised 0.8 fall in the previous month. This was the steepest decline in factory orders since February, mainly due to a 4.5 percent decrease in foreign orders, with new orders from the Euro Area tumbling 13.9 percent and those from other countries growing 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, domestic demand rose by 1.4 percent. By category, demand fell for both capital (-3.9 percent) and consumer goods (-3.8 percent), while orders for intermediate goods went up (1.4 percent).

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.35 percent from 1952 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 27.10 percent in June of 1975 and a record low of -15.70 percent in July of 1975. 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. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany is expected to be -0.70 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 0.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Germany Factory Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.10 -0.80 27.10 -15.70 1952 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-06 07:00 AM Sep 1.3% -0.4% 0.1% 0.1%
2019-12-05 07:00 AM Oct -0.4% 1.5% 0.3% 0.3%
2020-01-08 07:00 AM Nov -1.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
2020-02-06 07:00 AM Dec -2.1% -0.8% 0.6% 0.5%
2020-03-06 07:00 AM Jan -2.1% 1.5%
2020-04-06 06:00 AM Feb
2020-05-06 06:00 AM Mar -0.7%
2020-06-05 06:00 AM Apr


News Stream
German Factory Orders Slump Unexpectedly
Germany's industrial orders dropped by 2.1 percent month-over-month in December 2019, missing market expectations of a 0.6 percent advance and following a downwardly revised 0.8 fall in the previous month. This was the steepest decline in factory orders since February, mainly due to a 4.5 percent decrease in foreign orders, with new orders from the Euro Area tumbling 13.9 percent and those from other countries growing 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, domestic demand rose by 1.4 percent. By category, demand fell for both capital (-3.9 percent) and consumer goods (-3.8 percent), while orders for intermediate goods went up (1.4 percent).
2020-02-06
German Factory Orders Fall Unexpectedly
Germany's industrial orders dropped by 1.3 percent month-over-month in November 2019, missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent advance and reversing a revised 0.2 percent growth in October. There was a 3.1 percent fall in foreign orders, due to demand from both the Euro Area (-3.3 percent) and other countries (-2.8 percent). Conversely, domestic orders grew by 1.6 percent. By category, demand fell for capital goods (-2.1 percent), was unchanged for consumer goods and went up for intermediate goods (0.2 percent).
2020-01-08
German Factory Orders Fall Unexpectedly
Germany's industrial orders dropped by 0.4 percent month-over-month in October 2019, missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent advance and reversing a revised 1.5 percent growth in September. Domestic demand fell 3.2 percent, while foreign orders rose 1.5 percent boosted by an increase of 11.1 percent in orders from the Euro Area. However, orders from third countries slumped 4.1 percent. By category, demand fell for capital goods (-1.1 percent), but were up for both intermediate (0.7 percent) and consumer goods (0.3 percent).
2019-12-05
German Factory Orders Rebound More than Estimated
Germany's industrial orders rose by 1.3 percent month-over-month in September of 2019, easily beating market expectations of a 0.1 percet gain and after a downwardly revised 0.4 percent fall in the previous month. This was the first monthly increase in factory orders since June, boosted by gains in both domestic (1.6 percent) and foreign orders (1.1 percent). New orders from other countries soared 3 percent, while those from the Euro Area fell 1.8 percent. By category, demand grew for both capital (3.1 percent) and consumer goods (0.8 percent), but declined for intermediate goods (-1.5 percent).
2019-11-06

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.