German economy shows zero growth for 2019 final quarter: official data

Berlin (AFP) – Europe’s largest economy Germany showed zero growth in the final quarter of 2019, preliminary official data showed Friday. 

Gross domestic product (GDP) was the same in October-December as in the previous three months, federal statistics authority Destatis said.

Statisticians also revised their third quarter figures, saying that GDP had grown by 0.2 percent rather than 0.1 percent, and confirmed an annual growth rate of 0.6 percent in 2019.


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