More on 2012 German GDP: taking into account three fewer working days, GDP +0.9%. Exports +4.1%...

|By:, SA News Editor

More on 2012 German GDP: taking into account three fewer working days, GDP +0.9%. Exports +4.1% and imports +2.3%, with the balance contributing 1.1 percentage point to the expansion and was "once again the main driving force for economic growth." Household expenditure +0.8%, government spending +1%; capital formation in construction -1.1%, and in machinery and equipment -4.4%. Employment hits record 41.6M; gross labor productivity -0.3% but +0.4% per hour worked. (PR)