German economy maintained growth course as 2017 ended
Contributed by NAMPA / DPA.
Berlin (dpa) - The German economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Wednesday.
In the previous quarter - July to September - it had grown 0.7 per cent, Destatis said.
The fourth-quarter figure was in line with analyst predictions.
The economy grew by 2.2 per cent over the whole year in comparison to 2016, its strongest performance in six years and the eighth year of growth in a row.