Industrial new orders up by 0.6% in euro area
In February 2008 compared with January 2008, the euro area (EA15) industrial new orders index grew by 0.6%. In January the index grew by 2.2%. In the EU271 new orders remained stable in
February 2008 and fell by 1.0% in January. Excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment industrial new orders decreased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU27.
In February 2008 compared with February 2007, industrial new orders increased by 9.9% in the euro area and by 9.2% in the EU27. Total industry excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment
grew by 7.2% in the euro area and by 6.3% in the EU27.
These estimates are released by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.