German industrial orders up in May: official data

6th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

German industrial orders expanded further in May, by 1.8 percent, the economy ministry announced on Wednesday.

This followed 2.9-percent growth in April, according to revised figures.

The May figure far exceeded expectations by analysts, polled by Dow Jones Newswires, who had expected a 0.5 percent drop in orders.

© 2011 AFP

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