Germany: No all-clear for German industry

Good news for Germany’s industrial outlook: New orders in the manufacturing sector rose in April by a seasonally adjusted 0.3% compared to the previous month, meanwhile the value for the month of March was corrected upwards slightly (0.8%). 

Germany: Strong start to the year, subdued outlook

The German economy’s strong start to the year can largly be attributed to economic impulses coming from the domestic economy. However, positive special effects - including the rather mild winter, catch-up car purchases and expansive fiscal measures supportive of private consumption - probably helped beautify the Q1 result. 

Germany: Strong start to the year, but no reason to sound the all-clear

After a brief soft-patch, the German economy has regained a foothold and, with seasonally adjusted GDP growth of 0.4%, enjoyed a strong start to 2019. 

Germany: Strong GDP growth in Q1 2019

Seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.5% in March compared with the previous month. The German industrial weakness has thus not yet been overcome, but the situation is at least stabilizing. 

Germany: Close to a turning point

German business sentiment increased in March in its first monthly rise following six consecutive setbacks. 

Germany: Labor market unimpressed by near-recession

Despite the marked economic slowdown in the second half of 2018, the German labor market is proving to be robust. 

Germany: No stabilization in sight yet

German business sentiment continued its downward trend in February.

Germany: "Black Zero"

The German economy is moving sideways. After the slight decline in economic output in the third quarter, real gross domestic product in the final quarter of 2018, increased only slightly by 0.02% in seasonally adjusted terms compared with the previous quarter. 

Germany: Industry ends weak in a disappointing year

Industrial production rose only slightly in December with a plus of 0.2% compared to the previous month. On average in the fourth quarter, production thus fell sharply by 1.6% compared with the third quarter.