05 June 2012 13:44 [Source: ICIS news]
Export orders fell 3.6% while domestic orders rose 0.4%.
April's decrease followed a revised 3.2% increase in orders in March from February.
On a two-month sequential comparison – March-April against January-February – industrial orders were up 2.6%.
Compared with March-April 2011, orders were down 2.0% year on year.
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