According to Eurostat, in August 2011 compared with July 2011, the euro area (EA17) industrial new orders index rose by 1.9%. In July the index dropped by 1.6%. In the EU27 new orders increased by 0.4% in August 2011, after a fall of 0.6% in July. Excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment, for which changes tend to be more volatile, industrial new orders rose by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU27.
In August 2011 compared with August 2010, industrial new orders increased by 6.2% in the euro area and by 6.5% in the EU27. Total industry excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment rose by 5.0% and 5.2% respectively.