According to the Federal Statistical Office , new manufacturing orders rose between June and July by 0.2% in price, calendar and seasonally adjusted terms . Whilst manufacturers of capital goods recorded a rise in orders ( 0.8%), new orders for intermediate goods were flat (0.0%). In contrast, new orders for consumer goods fell substantially (-4.3%). Positive stimuli in July came mainly from the eurozone ( 5.9%), and the non-eurozone also produced more orders ( 0.6%). In contrast, domestic orders were below the preceding months level (-3.0%).
There has been little momentum in the development of new orders so far this year. In the current two-month comparison , the volume of new orders is slightly down (-0.2%). Whilst orders to the manufacturers of intermediate and capital goods have been slow, new orders to the manufacturers of consumer goods have been falling since the spring.