German Industrial Production Needs to Cover Some Distance
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read
The industrial production was already quite volatile last year, turning positive and negative from month to month, as the global trade war hurt manufacturing and industrial production worldwide. In March we saw a crash lower of -9.2% while in April the crash was bigger at -17.5%.
Expectations were for a reversal in May as Europe started to reopen and we did see a reversal, but the recovery was smaller than expected. People were hoping for a more robust recovery during the reopening, but it’s not happening, which is not a good sign and today the sentiment in markets has turned negative again after Melbourne went into lock-down again.
German Industrial Production Report by Destatis – 7 July 2020
- May industrial production MoM +7.8% vs +11.1% expected
- June industrial production -17.9
- Industrial production YoY WDA -19.3% vs -16.9% expected
- Prior industrial production YoY -25.3%