Germany productive output falls 2.2% in April from March

06 June 2012 13:47  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Germany’s productive output fell 2.2% in April from March, partly because of an extended holiday weekend, the country’s economics ministry said on Wednesday.

Industrial production fell 2.4% and building and construction was down 6.0%, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology said.

April’s decrease in overall productive output came after a revised 2.2% increase in March from February.

On a two-month sequential comparison, March–April vis-à-vis January–February, productive output was up 0.8%.

Productive output was up 0.4% year on year.

Earlier this week, the ministry reported that Germany’s industrial orders were down 1.9% in April from March.

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