According to the Federal Statistical Office,  output in the goods-producing sector rose by 0.3% in May compared with the preceding month.  While industrial output expanded by 0.9%, construction output declined by 2.4%. At 2.0% and 2.7% respectively, capital and consumer goods registered the biggest increase in output across the industrial sector.
In the two-month comparison of April/May against February/March, output in the goods-producing sector fell by 1.6%. There was a considerable decline in output in both the construction sector (-3.0%) and industry (-1.2%). In the automotive sector, output fell by 2.9%.
Following a weak performance in April, output in the goods-producing industry stabilised in May at a low level. As a result, the marked decline in output in the construction industry was offset by moderate growth in industrial output. However, the more meaningful two-month comparison shows significantly subdued growth in industry, which is likely to continue in the coming months given the weak development of new manufacturing orders and the bleak business climate.
 Press release by the Federal Statistical Office of 8 July 2019.
 All figures are based on provisional data and have been adjusted for price, calendar day and seasonal factors (X13 JDemetra+ procedure).