Orders placed with companies in the German manufacturing sector rose by 1.8% on a 12-month basis in July, the Economy Ministry calculated on Sept. 6. The increase was primarily attributable to an above-average number of big-ticket orders mainly from aboard, the ministry explained in a statement.
In June, German manufacturing orders had already edged up slightly by 0.2%. Foreign orders jumped by 2.5% in July, while domestic orders rose by a modest 1.2%, the ministry said.
Using a two-month comparison to iron out seasonal fluctuations, pan-German orders increased by 0.7% in June and July combined from the figure for April and May.
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