06 February 2013 17:31 [Source: ICIS news]
The country's economics ministry said that industrial orders from abroad rose 2.4% in December from November, more than offsetting a 1.2% decline in domestic orders.
The increase in orders, as well as recent improvements in business climate indicators, signalled an end to the weakness in industrial production, the ministry added.
December’s increase came after a revised 1.8% decline in orders in November from October.
On a two-month sequential comparison – November/December versus October/September, industrial orders were up 0.5%. Compared with November/December 2011, orders were down 1.4% year on year.
In a related data release, Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, said that its volume index for orders in
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