German factory orders were down in June compared to the previous month due to a decrease of large orders.
The Federal Statistics Office said Wednesday that industrial orders were 3.2 percent lower than in May, when they also fell by 1.6 percent.
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Orders from inside Germany dropped 1.9 percent and those from countries outside the euro zone fell by 4.1 percent.
New orders from other countries in the 18-nation Eurozone fell by 10.4 percent.
The Federal Statistics Office said that geopolitical developments and risks were a likely cause for the decrease in new orders and that they expected only moderate development in the coming months.