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German GDP grew 2.2 percent in 2017, strongest in six years

Staff Writer | January 11, 2018
The German economy grew by a less than expected 2.2 percent in 2017, the strongest rate in six years and an improvement on the previous year, a preliminary estimate from the Federal Statistics Office showed.
German economy grew
Germany   The largest economy in Europe
Europe's largest economy is benefiting from rising private consumption and resurgent exports buoyed by a recovery of the global economy.

Adjusted for calendar effects, the growth rate was 2.5 percent last year, the statistic office said.