Markit Economics released its final manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) for Germany on Monday. Germany's final manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) declined to 52.1 in September from 52.3 in September, up from the preliminary reading of 51.6.
The decline was driven by a slower production and employment growth.
"There are some warning signs in the data set. In particular, stocks of finished goods rose for the first time in a year, suggesting that a future rise in demand could be satisfied by using existing stock, rather than scaling up production levels," Markit economist Oliver Kolodseike said.