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Mechanical Engineering NRW: February slightly in the red

Order intake in the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia in February 2022 was down 3 percent year-on-year. Demand from Germany and from abroad each fell by 3 percent. Orders received from the euro zone fell by 15 percent, while orders received from the non-euro zone increased by 2 percent.

In the three-month period from December 2021 to February 2022, orders received rose by 17 percent year-on-year. Orders from Germany increased by 11 percent and those from abroad by 20 percent. Orders from other European countries increased by 6 percent and from the non-euro area by 27 percent.

The restrictions imposed by the corona pandemic and the high number of cases continue to weigh on orders from companies. Against the backdrop of the Ukraine war, the February figures do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about future developments.