The German manufacturing sector has seen production expand at it fastest pace since June 2011.
Markit's purchasing managers' index rose from 50.7 to 51.8, while economists had forecast a rise to 52.0. Nonetheless, a July 2011 high for the sector.
New orders came in at 54.5, and output at 54.8, both strong numbers (any above 50 implies an expansion).
Commenting on the final Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI survey data, Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit and author of the report said:
August’s survey keeps the good new rolling in for the German manufacturing sector, with improvements in domestic sales and a rebound in export demand combining to generate the fastest expansion of output volumes since the middle of 2011
Overall, the latest figures provide a strong indication that manufacturing output will have a positive contribution to German GDP in the third quarter of 2013.