German Factory Orders jump 0.8% MoM in October vs. -0.2% expected

  • German Factory Orders rebounded 0.8% MoM in October vs. -0.2% expected.
  • German Factory output decreased 3.2% YoY in October vs. -7.5% expected.
  • EUR/USD keeps its range near 1.0480 despite the upbeat German data.

The German Factory Orders surprised markets to the upside in October, suggesting that the manufacturing sector activity is staging a modest recovery.

Contracts for goods ‘Made in Germany’ jumped 0.8% on the month vs. -0.2% expected and -4.0% last, the latest data published by the Federal Statistics Office showed on Tuesday.

On an annualized basis, Germany’s Industrial Orders arrived at -3.2% in the reported month vs. -7.5% expected and -10.8% previous.

FX implications

The shared currency remains unimpressed by the encouraging German factory data.  At the time of writing, EUR/USD is losing 0.09% on the day, trading at 1.0482.

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