New orders for German manufactured goods unexpectedly increased 3.4 percent month-over-month in July 2021, following an upwardly revised 4.6 percent rise in June and easily beating market forecasts of a 1.0 percent fall. New orders reached the highest level since the beginning of the time series in 1991, mainly due to robust foreign demand (8.0 percent) as demand from countries outside the Eurozone jumped 15.7 percent due to many major orders especially from the shipbuilding sector. Meanwhile, orders from the bloc were down 4.1% and domestic orders fell by 2.5 percent. By category, new orders increased for capital goods (5.4 percent) and consumer goods (7.5 percent), but declined for intermediate goods (-0.5 percent). Compared with February 2020, which was the month before restrictions were imposed due to the pandemic in Germany, new orders were 15.7 percent higher. source: Federal Statistical Office

Factory Orders in Germany averaged 0.38 percent from 1952 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 28.30 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -27.70 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 September of 2021.

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. In the long-term, the Germany Factory Orders is projected to trend around 0.40 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
3.40 4.60 28.40 -27.50 1952 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-07 06:00 AM Apr -0.2% 3.9% 1% 1.2%
2021-07-06 06:00 AM May -3.7% 1.2% 1% 1.5%
2021-08-05 06:00 AM Jun 4.1% -3.2% 1.9% 1.8%
2021-09-06 06:00 AM Jul 3.4% 4.6% -1% -1.2%
2021-10-06 06:00 AM Aug 3.4%
2021-11-04 07:00 AM Sep
2021-12-06 07:00 AM Oct


News Stream
German Factory Orders Unexpectedly Rise in July
New orders for German manufactured goods unexpectedly increased 3.4 percent month-over-month in July 2021, following an upwardly revised 4.6 percent rise in June and easily beating market forecasts of a 1.0 percent fall. New orders reached the highest level since the beginning of the time series in 1991, mainly due to robust foreign demand (8.0 percent) as demand from countries outside the Eurozone jumped 15.7 percent due to many major orders especially from the shipbuilding sector. Meanwhile, orders from the bloc were down 4.1% and domestic orders fell by 2.5 percent. By category, new orders increased for capital goods (5.4 percent) and consumer goods (7.5 percent), but declined for intermediate goods (-0.5 percent). Compared with February 2020, which was the month before restrictions were imposed due to the pandemic in Germany, new orders were 15.7 percent higher.
2021-09-06
German Factory Orders Beat Expectations
New orders for German manufactured goods jumped 4.1 percent month-over-month in June 2021, reversing a revised 3.2 percent decline in May and easily beating market expectations of 1.9 percent growth. Domestic demand increased by 9.6 percent following the easing of coronavirus-induced restrictions, while foreign orders were up by just 0.4 percent, boosted by a 1.3 percent increase in demand from the Eurozone. New orders increased for intermediate goods (1.4 percent) and capital goods (6.8 percent), but fell for consumer goods (-1.1 percent). Compared with February 2020, which was the month before restrictions were imposed due to the pandemic in Germany, new orders were 11.2 percent higher.
2021-08-05
Germany Factory Orders Surprise on the Downside
New orders for German manufactured goods slumped 3.7% mom in May of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.2% rise in April and compared to market forecasts of a 1% jump. It is the biggest decline since a record fall in April last year, driven by a 6.7% decrease in foreign orders, namely Eurozone (-2.3%) and the rest of the world (-9.3%). Compared with February 2020, which was the month before restrictions were imposed due to the corona pandemic in Germany, new orders were 6.2% higher.
2021-07-06
Germany Factory Orders Unexpectedly Decline in April
Factory orders in Germany unexpectedly fell 0.2 percent month-over-month in April of 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.9 percent rise in March and compared to market forecasts of a 1 percent increase, amid supply chain disruptions that were exacerbated by the blockage of the Suez Canal in early April. Domestic orders decreased by 4.3 percent while foreign orders rose 2.7 percent, of which those from the euro area increased 0.7 percent and those from other countries 3.8 percent. Orders for intermediate goods dropped 1 percent while increases were seen for capital goods (0.2 percent) and consumer goods (1.4 percent). Compared with February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic new orders were 9.9 percent higher.
2021-06-07

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.