GDP growth figures published by Germany reveal the country's economy stagnated at the end of 2019. After shrinking by 0.1 percent in Q3 2018, the European economic powerhouse again dipped into the red in Q2 2019, recording quarter-on-quarter growth of -0.2 percent. Q3 2019 saw a small rise of 0.2 percent, but the latest initial estimates indicate zero growth for the end of the year. Overall, the Federal Statistical Office reports that GDP growth was 0.6 percent for the year (both price and seasonally adjusted).
Germany's Stuttering Economy Stagnates in Q4
This chart shows Germany's real GDP growth compared to the preceding quarter.