Quarterly Report Germany I/2018

The German economy continued its upward trend through late 2017. In the fourth quarter, impetus for growth came almost exclusively from foreign trade. The Economic output increased in 2017 overall by a total of 2.2 percent. After Calendar adjustment even 2.5 percent. For 2018, the BDI expects a year-on-year increase in real economic output of 2.25 percent.