The world economy has cooled in 2018 with consequences for Germany: The gross domestic product rose by only 1.4 percent. At the end of the year, the economy stagnated even, and narrowly escaped a recession.
The German economy has developed at the end of last year, weaker than the last accepted. The gross domestic product stagnated in the fourth quarter of 2018, due to weak exports surprise, as the Federal Statistical office in a first estimate, announced. In the third quarter, the economy had shrunk even.
The German economy is rammed to the end of 2018, at a slight recession is over. Economic output falls for two quarters in a row, speak to Economists from a "technical recession". It is in this case, but only a very mild recession. Differently it looks, if the economic performance in the total is shrinking year-over-year.