In December, order intake in the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Division rose by 8 percent in real terms over the comparable figure for the previous year. However, this result did not bring about a turnaround for the year as a whole: The order intake for 2019 was 5 percent below the previous year's level.
The order situation for the german mechanical engineering industry has deteriorated once again. In October 2019, order intake was again double-digit in real terms, 11 percent below the previous year's figure, after September had brought a temporary easing (minus 4 percent compared to the previous year).
A sharp 11 percent increase in orders from the euro partner countries brightened the sky for the German mechanical engineering sector a little bit in September. In September 2019, companies recorded a 4 percent decline in orders in real terms.
New orders in the German mechanical engineering sector also fell in July, but the pace of the decline slowed compared with the previous months. Orders fell 3 percent short of the previous year's level in real terms, with domestic orders down 4 percent and orders from abroad down 3 percent.
Die Maschinenbauer in Deutschland haben in den ersten sechs Monaten des laufenden Jahres ein deutliches Minus in ihren Auftragsbüchern verzeichnet. Im ersten Halbjahr 2019 verbuchten sie einen Orderrückgang von real 9 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr, wobei das Minus im In- und Ausland dieselbe Höhe aufwies.
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