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Domestic orders decreased by 1.6% and foreign orders fell by 6.0% in February 2019 on the previous month.

New orders from the euro area were down 2.9%, new orders from other countries decreased 7.9% compared to January 2019.

#Manufacturing in February 2019: New orders -4.2% seasonally adjusted on the previous month. https://t.co/ks7CI2OYuz pic.twitter.com/sn95MJIU9D

Ouch! More disappointing data from the German economy today. Factory orders fell 4.2% m/m in Feb., with expectations for a 0.3% increase

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