05 July 2012 14:59 [Source: ICIS news]
The increase in May’s overall industrial orders came after a revised 1.4% decline in orders in April from March,
May’s improvement was largely due to big-ticket orders from abroad, in particular from the eurozone, the ministry said.
On a sequential two-month comparison - April-May against February-March – industrial orders were up 0.4%.
However, compared with April-May 2011, industrial orders were down 4.5% year on year.
In a related data release on Thursday,
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