German building orders plummet in May

20th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

20 July 2004, BERLIN - Germany's ailing construction sector contracted sharply in May, according to government data released Tuesday.

20 July 2004

BERLIN - Germany's ailing construction sector contracted sharply in May, according to government data released Tuesday.

Orders received by builders were down 11.3 percent in May compared with the same month in 2003, the Federal Statistics Office announced.

Overall orders are down 5.5 percent for the first five months of this year compared with the same period in 2003.

DPA

Subject: German news

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