Due to delivery bottlenecks, industrial production has fallen 0.8% month-on-month, says Germany's statistical office.

The results followed a 0.3% decrease in July amid delivery bottlenecks, according to the Federal Statistical Office.
The results followed a 0.3% decrease in July amid delivery bottlenecks, according to the Federal Statistical Office. (Reuters Archive)

Germany's industrial production has dropped 0.8% on a monthly basis in August, more than market forecast, the country’s statistical authority has revealed.

"Production is still affected by the extreme shortage of intermediate products. Enterprises still have difficulties completing their orders as supply chains are interrupted because of the war in Ukraine and distortions persist that have been caused by the COVID-19 crisis," the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) said in a statement on Friday.

The results followed a 0.3% decrease in July amid delivery bottlenecks, according to the FSO. The market estimate was a 0.5% contraction for the month.

The production of intermediate goods declined 2.4% in August from a month ago.

On an annual basis, industrial output was down 2.1% from August 2021, the data showed.

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Source: AA