Germany registered its first Corona-case on January 27, and as of April 30 around 162,500 cases have been reported, and 6.572 deaths have been registered. 123,500 people have reportedly recovered from the virus. This report intends to provide DI’s members with a selection of information on essential developments related to the Corona crisis in Germany.
In April, China’s industrial output grew by 3.9 per cent, retail sales fell by 7.5 per cent and fixed asset investment fell by 10.3 per cent, suggesting an uneven recovery. Data suggests demand weaknesses remain, while for industrial engine overseas shutdowns will hamper growth before long.