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Construction orders up 3.7% in Germany

25 Oct 11 Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has reported that the value of construction orders received is up 3.7% from last year. However, numbers employed fell slightly.

The total price-adjusted value of orders received by building construction and civil and underground engineering enterprises in Germany increased 3.7% in August 2011 from the same month of the previous year. In building construction demand increased 3.0%; in civil and underground engineering it increased 4.4%.

The number of employees amounted to 734,000 at the end of August 2011. That was a decrease of 2,900 (–0.4%) compared with August 2010.

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