Germany’s industrial production slumped by 17.9 percent month-over-month in April 2020, the steepest decline since the series began in January 1991 and worse than market expectations of a 16.8 percent fall, due to the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Production contracted for intermediate goods (-13.8 percent), consumer goods (-8.7 percent), capital goods (-35.3 percent), and energy (-7.2 percent). A sharp drop was recorded by the automotive industry (-74.6 percent). Also, construction activity dropped by 4.1 percent.

Industrial Production Mom in Germany averaged 0.03 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4 percent in August of 1993 and a record low of -17.90 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Industrial Production MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Industrial Production MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Federal Statistical Office

Industrial Production Mom in Germany is expected to be 2.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production Mom in Germany to stand at 0.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Industrial Production MoM 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 Industrial Production MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-17.90 -8.90 4.00 -17.90 1991 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SWDA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-09 07:00 AM Jan 3% -2.2% 1.7% 1.5%
2020-04-07 06:00 AM Feb 0.3% 3.2% -0.9% -1.2%
2020-05-07 06:00 AM Mar -9.2% 0.3% -7.5% -6.4%
2020-06-08 06:00 AM Apr -17.9% -8.9% -16.8% -16.2%
2020-07-07 06:00 AM May -17.9% 10% 11.6%
2020-08-07 06:00 AM Jun 2.2%
2020-09-07 06:00 AM Jul
2020-10-07 06:00 AM Aug


News Stream
German Industrial Output Shrinks at Record Pace
Germany’s industrial production slumped by 17.9 percent month-over-month in April 2020, the steepest decline since the series began in January 1991 and worse than market expectations of a 16.8 percent fall, due to the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Production contracted for intermediate goods (-13.8 percent), consumer goods (-8.7 percent), capital goods (-35.3 percent), and energy (-7.2 percent). A sharp drop was recorded by the automotive industry (-74.6 percent). Also, construction activity dropped by 4.1 percent.
2020-06-08
German Industrial Output Shrinks at Record Pace
Germany’s industrial production tumbled by 9.2 percent month-over-month in March 2020, the steepest decline since the series began in January 1991 and worse than market expectations of a 7.5 percent fall, due to the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Production contracted for intermediate goods (-7.4 percent), consumer goods (-7.5 percent), capital goods (-16.5 percent), and energy (-6.4 percent). A sharp drop was recorded by the automotive industry (-31.1 percent). Printing and reproduction of recorded media (-12.5 percent), pharmaceutical products (-11.8 percent) and the clothing industry (-11.5 percent) also saw marked declines. By contrast, construction activity rose by 1.8 percent.
2020-05-07
German Industrial Output Rises Unexpectedly
Germany’s industrial production increased by 0.3 percent month-over-month in February 2020, defying market expectations of 0.9 percent contraction and following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent rise in January. Production grew for intermediate goods (0.8 percent), consumer goods (1.8 percent) and energy (2.7 percent). Meantime, capital goods output fell by 0.3 percent and construction activity dropped by 1.0 percent.
2020-04-07
German Industrial Output Rises the Most in Over 2 Years
Germany’s industrial production jumped 3 percent month-over-month in January 2020, easily beating market expectations of 1.7 percent growth and following a downwardly revised 2.2 percent fall a month earlier. This was the biggest increase in industrial output since November 2017, boosted by intermediate (5.1 percent) and capital goods (2.1 percent) as well as construction activity (4.7 percent). Meanwhile, consumer goods output was unchanged and energy production dropped by 0.2 percent.
2020-03-09

Germany Industrial Production MoM
In Germany, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy. Manufacturing is the most important sector and accounts for 79 percent of total production. The biggest segments within Manufacturing are: machinery and equipment (12 percent of total production); motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (12 percent); basic metals and fabricated metal products (10 percent); and computers, electronic and optical products and electrical equipment (10 percent). Construction accounts for 11 percent of total output; and energy production accounts for 10 percent.