The German economy shrank a seasonally-adjusted 0.2 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2018, unrevised from the preliminary estimate and after a 0.5 percent growth in the previous period. This was the first quarterly contraction since the first quarter of 2015 due to declines in both exports and household consumption. GDP Growth Rate in Germany averaged 0.51 percent from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4 percent in the second quarter of 1970 and a record low of -4.50 percent in the first quarter of 2009.
GDP Growth Rate in Germany is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in Germany to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.