German Industrial Orders MoM: -2.4% (Forecast -0.7%, Previous -1.1%)

The pain for Germany's industrial sector continues.

(Reuters) - German industrial orders dropped more than expected in August compared to the previous month, with large-scale orders taking a hit in particular, data showed on Thursday.

New orders in manufacturing fell by 2.4% month on month on a seasonally and calendar adjusted basis, the federal statistics office said. Analysts had predicted a less severe 0.7% drop, according to a Reuters poll.

The office meanwhile revised up its reading for July, from a previously reported decline of 1.1% to 1.9% growth.