By MH Contributor - Sep 7, 2021
Overall production increased by 1% compared with the previous month, the economy ministry said.
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German industrial production increased in July after three consecutive months of declines that have reflected supply chain problems, official data showed.
In June, it had dropped 1%.
There were bigger increases in the production of cars and car parts, which was up 1.9%, and machinery, which rose 6.9%.
The ministry said that while delivery problems with semiconductors that have weighed on production are likely to continue for a while, the latest figures suggest that the worst may be over.
Germany’s economy, Europe’s biggest, grew by 1.6% between April and June compared with the previous quarter.
The second quarter saw coronavirus infections flare up again and then decline to a very low level.
At the same time, though, the economy was hit by supply chain problems including disruption caused by a ship blocking the Suez Canal and delays in the production and delivery of microchips.
A better performance is expected in the current third quarter.
Figures released on Monday showed solid demand for German goods.
Factory orders rose 3.4% on the month in July following a 4.6% gain in June.
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