05 April 2013 15:34 [Source: ICIS news]
Domestic industrial orders rose 2.2% and export orders rose 2.3%, the country’s economics ministry said.February’s increase comes after a revised 1.6% decline in industrial orders in January from December. Earlier estimates had pegged the decline at 1.9%.
On a two-month sequential comparison – January-February versus November-December - industrial orders were up 0.1%. Compared with January-February 2012, they were down 1.0% year on year.
In a separate data release,
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