Quarterly Report Germany I/2016

Turbulence imperils robust recovery. German economy in choppy waters

Turbulent financial and commodity markets and security issues threaten to throw a strengthening world economy off track. With 2015 having been the weakest post-crisis year, BDI now expects the growth rate to rise slightly. The United States, Europe and Japan will be likely to continue their moderate recovery, but China will see further slowing. The German economy will be primarily driven by domestic factors in 2016 with a GDP projected to grow at an annualised rate of 1.9 percent.