The German economy has overcome the Stagnation from the end of the year: In the first quarter, the gross domestic product grew by 0.4 percent. Economy Minister Altmaier is not to speak of the all-clear.
By contraction and Stagnation now and again something recovery: The gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of the year, by 0.4 compared to the previous quarter. The Federal Statistical office said.
This recovery in the domestic economy for the First of the weak phase in the second half of 2018. In the third quarter in Europe's largest economy had shrunk by 0.2 percent. In the fourth quarter, the German economy had slipped into Stagnation.
As reasons for the experts called special effects, such as the difficult transition to the exhaust gas standard WLTP in the car industry, as well as the low water on the Rhine, which was a burden to the chemical industry.
The GDP describes the value of all goods and services produced in a set period of time in Germany.