Industrial Production in Germany increased in March, the official data showed on Friday, suggesting that the recovery in the manufacturing sector is gaining momentum.
The industrial output rose by 2.5% MoM, the federal statistics authority Destatis said in figures adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects, vs. a 2.3% rise expected and -1.9% last.
On an annualized basis, the German industrial production jumped by 5.1% in March versus a -6.8% drop recorded in February.
Separately, the German Current Account data came in at EUR30.2B in March vs. EUR18.8B prior. Meanwhile, the Trade Surplus narrowed to EUR14.3B vs. EUR18.9B last.
The shared currency remains uninspired by a big beat on the German industrial figures.
At the time of writing, EUR/USD trades flat at 1.2060, off the highs.
About German Industrial Production
The Industrial Production released by the Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland measures outputs of the German factories and mines. Changes in industrial production are widely followed as a major indicator of strength in the manufacturing sector. A high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the EUR, whereas a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.