Orders received by the mechanical engineering industry in NRW saw an 8 percent decline in September 2018. Domestic demand declined by 3 percent, and foreign business was down 12 percent compared to the previous year’s level. Orders from the Eurozone declined by 17 percent, and orders form the non-Euro countries fell by 10 percent.
The volume of orders received by the mechanical engineering industry in NRW in August 2018 was unchanged year on year (± 0 percent). Domestic demand was down 4 percent, while foreign business was up 2 percent compared to the same period last year. There was no change in orders from the Eurozone, while orders from the non-Euro countries picked up by 3 percent.