Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

Germany Industry November 2019

Germany: Industrial production rebounds in November

Industrial production grew 1.1% month-on-month in November, contrasting the revised 1.0% contraction in the prior month (previously reported: -1.7% month-on-month). The figure marked the strongest expansion in output in one-and-a-half years and beat market expectations of a smaller increase in production. Increased output of capital goods, consumer goods and construction-sector activity buttressed the headline figure as intermediate goods and energy output fell in the month.

Although industrial output returned to growth in November, it is still down from the average seen in the third quarter. As such, the industrial sector remained in a pickle owing to lingering trade tensions and weakened global economic momentum as well as a still-struggling automotive sector.

Meanwhile, industrial production fell 2.6% year-on-year in the month, up from the revised-but-still-steep 4.6% drop in October (previously reported: -5.3% year-on-year). Annual average industrial output consequently dropped 3.2%, which is up from the 3.4% contraction in the prior month.

Looking ahead, industrial output in Germany should recover this year from a weak 2019; however, the balance of risks remains tilted to the downside amid protracted external headwinds.

Free sample report

Access essential information in the shortest time possible. FocusEconomics provide hundreds of consensus forecast reports from the most reputable economic research authorities in the world.
Close Left Media Arrows Left Media Circles Right Media Arrows Right Media Circles Arrow Quote Wave Address Email Telephone Man in front of screen with line chart Document with bar chart and magnifying glass Application window with bar chart Target with arrow Line Chart Stopwatch Globe with arrows Document with bar chart in front of screen Bar chart with magnifying glass and dollar sign Lightbulb Document with bookmark Laptop with download icon Calendar Icon Nav Menu Arrow Arrow Right Long Icon Arrow Right Icon Chevron Right Icon Chevron Left Icon Briefcase Icon Linkedin In Icon Full Linkedin Icon Filter Facebook Linkedin Twitter Pinterest