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13 May 2017, 12:38 | Maryann Sutton
German economy expands strongly in Q1: official data
First-quarter GDP growth was at 0.6 per cent, this is faster than the October-December figure of 2016 which sat at 0.4 per cent.
The office says households and general government also increased their consumption expenditures slightly at the beginning of the year.
Looking ahead, Germany could surprise observers with even faster growth over the rest of the year, said analyst Florian Hense of Berenberg bank. This should continue to be the case because employment continues to reach record levels and the era of very low wage settlements is long over. Also, the German consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of April, came in line with anticipations but was defied by market participants.
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