The recovery in business of German manufacturers of building valves, which had begun in the summer months of June and July, apparently paused only briefly in August. In September, the upward trend continued again. Domestic sales rose by 7 percent in September. At the same time, foreign sales increased by 4 percent compared to the same month last year. However, sales in the euro zone fell by 2 percent. Business with third countries, however, increased by 9 per cent. Overall, sales in September thus rose by 6 per cent.