Germany's gross domestic product expanded 0.2 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2022, recovering from a 0.3 percent contraction in the previous period and in line with the preliminary estimates. Growth was mainly supported by a bounce back in capital formation (2.7% vs flat reading in Q4), amid a rebound in construction investment and a faster rise in machinery and equipment investment. Meantime, government spending was subdued (0.1% vs 0.2%), with household consumption falling at a softer rate (-0.1% vs -1.3%). Meantime, net exports had a downward effect on the economy as outbound shipments fell (-2.1% vs 3.8%) while imports continued o grow (0.9% vs 4.1%). Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the related sanctions have an impact on many parts of the economy and society since late February. On a yearly basis, the economy grew by 3.8 percent, slightly above the flash data of a 3.7% expansion and marking the fastest yearly growth in three quarters. source: Federal Statistical Office

GDP Growth Rate in Germany averaged 0.48 percent from 1970 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 9 percent in the third quarter of 2020 and a record low of -10 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany GDP Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany GDP Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

GDP Growth Rate in Germany is expected to be -0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 0.40 percent in 2023 and 0.30 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Germany GDP Growth Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-29 08:00 AM QoQ Flash Q1 0.2% -0.3% 0.1% 0.1%
2022-05-25 06:00 AM QoQ Final Q1 0.2% -0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
2022-07-29 08:00 AM QoQ Flash Q2 0.2% -0.3%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
GDP Growth Rate 0.20 -0.30 percent Mar 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.80 1.80 percent Mar 2022
GDP Constant Prices 805.04 803.45 EUR Billion Mar 2022
Gross National Product 951.55 940.12 EUR Billion Dec 2021
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 166.30 165.40 EUR Billion Dec 2021
Full Year GDP Growth 2.90 -4.60 percent Dec 2021
GDP From Construction 57.79 49.23 EUR Billion Dec 2021
GDP From Agriculture 7.64 7.41 EUR Billion Dec 2021
GDP From Services 139.71 137.13 EUR Billion Dec 2021
GDP From Public Administration 164.16 158.55 EUR Billion Dec 2021
GDP From Manufacturing 166.93 161.48 EUR Billion Dec 2021

Germany GDP Growth Rate
Germany is the fifth largest economy in the world and the largest within the Euro Area. Germany is the second largest exporter in the world and exports account for more than one-third of national output. As such, the export of high added value products has been the main driver of growth in recent years. Composition of the GDP on the expenditure side: household consumption (55 percent), gross capital formation (20 percent, of which 10 percent in construction, 6 percent in machinery and equipment and 4 percent in other products) and government expenditure (19 percent). Exports of goods and services account for 46 percent of GDP while imports for 39 percent, adding 7 percent to total GDP.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 -0.30 9.00 -10.00 1970 - 2022 percent Quarterly
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News Stream
German Q1 GDP Rebound Confirmed
Germany's gross domestic product expanded 0.2 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2022, recovering from a 0.3 percent contraction in the previous period and in line with the preliminary estimates. Growth was mainly supported by a bounce back in capital formation (2.7% vs flat reading in Q4), amid a rebound in construction investment and a faster rise in machinery and equipment investment. Meantime, government spending was subdued (0.1% vs 0.2%), with household consumption falling at a softer rate (-0.1% vs -1.3%). Meantime, net exports had a downward effect on the economy as outbound shipments fell (-2.1% vs 3.8%) while imports continued o grow (0.9% vs 4.1%). Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the related sanctions have an impact on many parts of the economy and society since late February. On a yearly basis, the economy grew by 3.8 percent, slightly above the flash data of a 3.7% expansion and marking the fastest yearly growth in three quarters.
2022-05-25
German Q1 GDP Growth Above Forecasts
Germany's gross domestic product expanded 0.2 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2022, recovering from a 0.3 percent contraction in the previous period and above market expectations of a 0.1 percent growth, preliminary estimates showed. This was mainly due to higher capital formation, whereas the balance of exports and imports had a downward effect on economic growth. The economic consequences of the war in Ukraine have had a growing impact on the short-term economic development since late February. On a yearly basis, the economy grew by 3.7 percent, also beating forecast of 3.6 percent.
2022-04-29
German Economy Shrinks Less than Expected in Q4
The German economy contracted by 0.3% on quarter in the last three months of 2021, much less than initial estimates of a 0.7% fall. Still, it remains the first decline in GDP in three quarters, due to the fourth Covid-19 wave and another reinforcement of restrictions. Household expenditure was down 1.8% while government consumption increased by 1% and gross fixed capital formation in machinery and equipment was up 0.9%. Gross fixed capital formation in construction remained roughly at the previous quarter's level. Foreign trade increased, with exports of goods and services surging 4.8% while imports rose slightly more (5.1%). Considering full 2021, the German economy expanded 2.9%, above preliminary estimates of 2.8%.
2022-02-25