By Todd Buell

FRANKFURT--German manufacturing orders fell in September, defying expectations of a slight gain, data from the country's Economy Ministry showed Monday.

Orders fell 0.6% on the month in adjusted terms compared with an expected gain of 0.1% from economists polled by The Wall Street Journal. The decline followed a gain of 0.9% in the previous month and 0.2% in July.

September's data showed declines in both domestic and foreign orders, with domestic orders down 1.1% and foreign orders down 0.3%.

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November 07, 2016 02:14 ET (07:14 GMT)

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