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Germany GDP Q4 2023

Germany: GDP records sharpest contraction since Q4 2022 in Q4

GDP in the final quarter, with GDP contracting 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted quarter-on-quarter basis according to a preliminary estimate (Q3: 0.0% s.a. qoq). Q4’s reading marked the worst reading since Q4 2022. On an annual basis, economic activity declined 0.4% in Q4, from the previous quarter’s 0.7% fall.

According to the statistical service, there was a marked decline in fixed investment in construction plus machinery and equipment compared to the prior quarter. A detailed breakdown will be supplied on 23 February.

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