Germany factory orders dropped sharply by -6.9% mom in October, much worse than expectation of -0.2% mom decline. Not including major orders, a 1.8% decrease in new orders in manufacturing was recorded.
Looking at some details, domestic orders rose 3.4% mom. Foreign orders dropped -13.1%. New orders from Eurozone dropped -3.2% mom. The fall in new orders from other countries amounted to 18.1% in the current month (last month +15.7%), influenced by the absence of major orders in the sector of manufacture of machinery and equipment.
Compared with October 2020, new orders were also down -1.0% mom yoy. That;s the first decreased since September 2020. New orders in the period January to October 2021 as a whole increased by 20.8% on the same period a year earlier. Comparing with pre-pandemic February 2020, new orders were 1.7% higher.