The German economy expanded more than expected in the second quarter, preliminary estimates from the Federal Statistical Office showed Tuesday.
The gross domestic product rose 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter, while expectations were for a 0.2 percent growth.
This followed a 0.5 percent expansion in GDP in the first quarter and 0.1 percent contraction in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Positive contributions came mainly from final consumption expenditure and net trade in the second quarter.
by RTT Staff Writer
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