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Wednesday November 30 2016
Germany Unemployment Rate at 35-Year Low of 4.1%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.1 percent in October of 2016, down from an upwardly revised 4.2 percent in September and the lowest since since February of 1981. The number of unemployed fell 1.1 percent and employment rose 0.2 percent.
Tuesday November 29 2016
German Inflation Rate Unchanged at 2-Year High  
German consumer prices are expected to increase by 0.8 percent in the year to November 2016, the same as in the previous month and in line with market expectations. Inflation rate stood at its highest level since October 2014, as cost of food rose firmly while prices of services went up at a slower pace and those of energy continued to fall, preliminary estimate showed.
Thursday November 24 2016
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.2% in Q3  
The German economy expanded a seasonally-adjusted 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2016, slowing from a 0.4 percent expansion in the preceding quarter and matching preliminary estimates. It was the weakest growth since the third quarter 2015, mainly supported by domestic demand while investment stagnated and net trade had a downward effect on growth.
Tuesday November 15 2016
German GDP Growth Weakest in A Year in Q3  
The German economy expanded a seasonally-adjusted 0.2 percent in the September quarter of 2016, compared to a 0.4 percent growth in the second quarter while market expected a 0.3 percent expansion, preliminary estimates showed. It was the weakest growth since the third quarter 2015, as positive contributions mainly came from domestic demand while foreign trade had a downward effect on growth.
Friday November 11 2016
German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 2-Year High in October  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, compared to a 0.7 percent increase in September and matching preliminary estimates. It was the highest inflation rate since October 2014, as cost of services rose further while energy prices fell at a slower pace.
Tuesday November 08 2016
German Trade Surplus Largest in 3 Months  
Germany posted a EUR 24.4 billion trade surplus in September of 2016, up from EUR 22.3 billion reported a year earlier. It was the largest surplus since June, as exports rose while import fell.
Wednesday November 02 2016
Germany Unemployment Rate at Fresh 35-Year Low  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.1 percent in September of 2016, unchanged from a downwardly revised 4.1 percent in August and compared to 4.5 percent a year earlier. The unemployment rate hit a fresh low since February of 1981, as the number of unemployed fell 0.6 percent and employment rose 0.2 percent.
Friday October 28 2016
Germany Inflation Rate at 2-Year High of 0.8% in October  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase by 0.8 percent on the year in October 2016, following a 0.7 percent growth in the previous month and in line with market expectations. Inflation hit its highest level since October 2014, as cost of services continued to rise while energy prices fell at a slower pace. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent.
Thursday October 13 2016
German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.7% in September  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, compared to a 0.4 percent increase in August and matching preliminary estimates. It was the highest inflation rate since May 2015 as prices of food and services rose further while cost of energy fell less than in a month earlier .
Monday October 10 2016
German Trade Surplus Widens in August  
Germany posted a EUR 20.0 billion trade surplus in August of 2016, up from EUR 15.22 billion reported a year earlier. The figure was in line with market consensus as exports rose 9.8 percent year-on-year while imports went up 5.3 percent.
Thursday September 29 2016
German Inflation Rate Hits 16-Month High in September  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase by 0.7 percent on the year in September 2016, following a 0.4 percent growth in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 0.6 percent gain. Inflation hit its highest level since May 2015, as cost of services and food continued to rise while energy prices fell at a slower pace. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent.
Thursday September 29 2016
German Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.2% in August  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.2 percent in August 2016, unchanged from the July rate and compared to 4.5 percent a year earlier. It stood at its lowest level since February 1981, as the level of unemployment was almost unchanged while employment rose slightly. Meanwhile, youth unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent, its lowest level since October 1992.
Tuesday September 13 2016
German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.4% in August  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, the same pace as in July and matching preliminary estimates. While cost of food and services rose at a slower pace, cost of energy fell less than in a month earlier.
Friday September 09 2016
German Trade Surplus Smallest in 6 Months  
Germany posted a EUR 19.5 billion trade surplus in July of 2016, down from EUR 24.8 billion reported a year earlier. It was the smallest trade surplus since January as exports fell 10.0 percent year-on-year while imports shrank 6.5 percent.
Wednesday August 31 2016
German Jobless Rate Edges Down to 4.2%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 4.2 percent in July 2016 compared to an upwardly revised 4.3 percent in June and 4.6 percent a year earlier. It was its lowest reading since February 1981, as the level of unemployment was virtually unchanged while employment rose slightly.
Tuesday August 30 2016
German Inflation Steady at 0.4% in August  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase by 0.4 percent on the year in August 2016, at the same pace as in the previous month while below market expectations of 0.5 percent. Inflation stays at the highest level since January, mainly boosted by rise in prices of food and services, and cost of energy fell less than in July. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat.
Wednesday August 24 2016
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.4% in Q2  
The German economy advanced a seasonally-adjusted 0.4 percent in the June quarter of 2016, slowing from a 0.7 percent expansion in the preceding quarter and matching preliminary estimates. Net trade was the biggest contributor to growth while private consumption slowed and investment shrank.
Friday August 12 2016
German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.4% in July  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, following a 0.3 percent rise in June and matching preliminary estimates. It was the highest reading since January this year, as an increase in cost of food and services offset a decline in cost of energy.
Friday August 12 2016
German GDP Growth Beats Estimates in Q2  
The German economy expanded a seasonally-adjusted 0.4 percent in the June quarter of 2016, compared to a 0.7 percent growth in first quarter and market expectations of a 0.2 percent expansion, preliminary estimates showed. Positive contributions came from exports, private consumption and government spending while investment in machinery and construction declined.
Tuesday August 09 2016
German Trade Surplus Widens in June  
Germany posted a EUR 24.9 billion trade surplus in June of 2016, up from EUR 23.9 billion reported a year earlier as exports rose 1.2 percent year-on-year while imports grew 0.3 percent.
Thursday July 28 2016
German Inflation Rate Rises to 6-Month High  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase by 0.4 percent on the year in July 2016, following a 0.3 percent gain in the previous month and beating market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since January, mainly boosted by rise in prices of food and services while cost of energy fell more than in June. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent.
Thursday July 28 2016
German Jobless Rate Steady at 4.2%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 4.2 percent in June 2016, unchanged from the May rate and down from 4.7 percent a year earlier. It remained at its lowest level since June 1981, as the number of unemployed declined by 0.6 percent from the previous month while the employment level was virtually unchanged.
Tuesday July 12 2016
German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.3% in June  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.3 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, following a 0.1 percent rise in May and matching preliminary estimates. While cost of energy fell at a slower pace, cost of services rose further.
Friday July 08 2016
Germany Trade Surplus Widens for 4th Month  
The trade surplus in Germany increased 8.2 percent year-on-year to EUR 21 billion in May of 2016 as exports went up while imports recorded the third month of no growth. On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports unexpectedly dropped 1.8 percent, the sharpest fall in nine months.
Thursday June 30 2016
German Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.2 percent in May of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised 4.3 percent in the previous month. The jobless rate remained at its lowest level in 35 years.
Wednesday June 29 2016
German Inflation Rate Rises to 0.3% in June  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase by 0.3 percent on the year in June 2016, accelerating from a 0.1 percent gain in the previous month, matching market expectations. Higher prices of services continued to push inflation up while cost of energy declined at a slower pace.
Friday June 10 2016
German CPI Confirmed at 0.1% in May  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, following a 0.1 percent drop in April and matching preliminary estimates. While cost of energy fell at a slower pace, cost of services rose further and prices of food remained unchanged.
Thursday June 09 2016
German Trade Surplus Widens in April  
Germany posted a 25.6 EUR billion in April of 2016, up from 21.8 EUR billion reported a year earlier as exports rose 3.8 percent year-on-year while imports were nearly unchanged.
Tuesday May 31 2016
German Jobless Rate Steady at 35-Year Low  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.2 percent in April of 2016, unchanged from the March rate and down from 4.7 percent a year earlier. It remained at its lowest level in 35 years, as the number of unemployed declined by 0.6 percent from the previous month while persons in employment rose slightly by 0.1 percent.
Monday May 30 2016
German Consumer Prices Rise 0.1% in May  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase slightly by 0.1 percent on the year in May of 2016, recovering from a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month, matching market expectations. Cost of services and rents rose further while energy prices declined at a slower pace.
Tuesday May 24 2016
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.7% in Q1  
The German economy grew a seasonally-adjusted 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2016, accelerating from a 0.3 percent expansion in the preceding quarter and matching preliminary estimates. It is the strongest expansion since the first quarter of 2016, driven by household spending and a faster increase in investment while foreign trade had a downward effect on growth.
Friday May 13 2016
German CPI Declines For 1st Time Since January 2015  
Consumer prices in Germany fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, following a 0.3 percent rise in March and matching preliminary estimates. It is the first decline since January 2015 as cost of energy dropped further while cost of food and services eased.
Friday May 13 2016
German GDP Growth Strongest in 2 Years  
The German economy advanced a seasonally-adjusted 0.7 percent in the March quarter of 2016, accelerating from a 0.3 percent growth in the previous two quarters and slightly above market expectations, preliminary estimates showed. It is the strongest expansion since the first quarter of 2014 as positive contributions came from domestic demand and investment while foreign trade had a slight downward effect on growth.
Tuesday May 10 2016
German Trade Surplus Hits Record High in March  
German posted a 26.0 EUR billion in March of 2016, up from 23.0 EUR billion reported a year earlier. It is the largest trade surplus on record as exports declined by 0.5 percent year-on-year to 107.0 EUR billion while imports fell by 4.3 percent to 80.9 EUR billion.
Thursday April 28 2016
German Inflation Rate Slows to 0.1% in April  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase slightly by 0.1 percent on the year in April of 2016, easing from a 0.3 percent growth in the previous month, matching market expectations. Cost of food and services rose at a slower pace while energy prices continued to weigh on inflation.
Thursday April 28 2016
German Jobless Rate Falls to 4.2%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate fell to 4.2 percent in March of 2016 from 4.3 percent in the previous month and hitting a fresh 35-year low. The number of unemployed declined by 1.1 percent while persons in employment rose slightly by 0.1 percent. A year ago the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.8 percent.
Tuesday April 12 2016
German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.3% in March  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, after remaining unchanged in February and matching preliminary estimates. An increase in prices of food and services offset a further decline in cost of energy.
Friday April 08 2016
German Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Germany posted a 20.30 EUR billion trade surplus in February of 2016, up from 19.42 EUR billion reported a year earlier as exports exports grew by 4.1 percent and imports rose 4.0 percent.
Thursday March 31 2016
German Jobless Rate Flat at 4.3% in February  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.3 percent in February of 2016, unchanged from the January rate and remaining at its lowest level in 35 years. The number of unemployed declined slightly while persons in employment rose. A year ago the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.8 percent.
Wednesday March 30 2016
German Inflation Rate Beats Expectations in March  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase by 0.3 percent on the year in March of 2016 after remaining unchanged in the previous month. The figure came better than market expected, as an increase in cost of services and food offset a sharp drop in prices of energy.
Friday March 11 2016
German Consumer Prices Confirmed Unchanged in February  
Consumer prices in Germany remained unchanged from a year earlier in February of 2016, following a 0.5 percent increase in January and matching preliminary estimates. It is the lowest figure since September 2015, as a further decline in cost of energy offset an increase in prices of food and cost of rents.
Thursday March 10 2016
German Trade Surplus Smallest in 2-1/2-Year  
Germany posted a 13.60 EUR billion trade surplus in January of 2016, down from 15.90 EUR billion reported a year earlier. It is the lowest trade surplus since August 2013, as exports declined by 1.4 percent while imports grew by 1.5 percent.
Tuesday March 01 2016
German Jobless Rate Falls to Fresh 35-Year Low  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate edged down to 4.3 percent in January 2016, compared to a downwardly revised 4.4 percent in the previous month and hitting a fresh 35-year low. The number of unemployed declined slightly while persons in employment rose. A year ago the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.8 percent.
Friday February 26 2016
German Consumer Prices Unchanged in February  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to remain unchanged in February from a year earlier following a 0.5 percent growth in January of 2016 while missing market expectations of 0.1 percent growth. It was the lowest level since September last year, as a sharp drop in cost of energy was enough to offset an increase in prices of rents and food.
Tuesday February 23 2016
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3% in Q4  
The German economy grew a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, the same pace as in the preceding quarter and matching preliminary estimates. An expansion in household and government spending and investment offset a downward effect of foreign trade.
Friday February 12 2016
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.5% in January  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2015, up from a 0.3 percent increase in the preceding month and matching preliminary estimates. It is the highest figure since May 2015, as cost of rents and food increased further while cost of energy declined at a slower pace.
Friday February 12 2016
German GDP Growth Steady in Q4  
The German economy advanced a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, the same pace as in the previous quarter and in line with market expectations. Positive contributions mainly came from domestic demand while foreign trade had a downward effect on growth, preliminary estimates showed.
Tuesday February 09 2016
German 2015 Trade Surplus at Record High  
German trade surplus grew to a record of €247.8 billion in 2015 from the previous peak of €213.6 billion reported in 2014 as exports and imports set new highs.
Tuesday February 02 2016
German Jobless Rate at 4.5% for 4th Straight Month  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.5 percent in December 2015, unchanged from the November rate and remaining at its lowest level since 1981. The number of unemployed was steady while persons in employment rose slightly. A year ago the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.9 percent.
Thursday January 28 2016
German Inflation Rate Highest Since May 2015  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 0.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, up from a 0.3 percent growth in December and reaching its highest level since May last year, as prices of rents and food rose further while cost of energy fell at a slower pace.
Tuesday January 19 2016
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.3% in December  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.3 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, down from a 0.4 percent increase in the preceding month and matching preliminary estimates. Prices of food eased while cost of energy fell less than a month earlier.
Thursday January 14 2016
Germany 2015 GDP Growth at 4-Year High  
The German economy advanced 1.7 percent in 2015, better than a 1.6 percent expansion in 2014 and higher than market expectations of 1.6 percent. It is the better performance in four years, boosted by domestic demand. Private spending recorded the strongest increase since 2000 while foreign trade contributed only marginally to growth.
Friday January 08 2016
Germany Trade Surplus Widens in November  
Germany posted a €20.6 billion trade surplus in November of 2015, up from €17.4 billion a year earlier, as exports grew by 7.7 percent and imports rose 5.3 percent.
Tuesday January 05 2016
German Jobless Rate Unchanged at 4.5%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate remained steady at 4.5 percent in November, staying at its lowest level since 1981 for the fourth consecutive month. Unemployment was flat and employment rose marginally.
Monday January 04 2016
Germany Inflation Rate Slows in December  
Consumer prices in Germany went up 0.3 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, lower than a 0.4 percent increase in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 0.6 percent, mainly due to a slowdown in food prices.
Friday December 11 2015
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 6-Month High  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in November of 2015, up from a 0.3 percent increase in the preceding month and matching preliminary estimates. It is the highest rate since May, as cost of food increased at a faster pace while prices of energy dropped less than a month earlier. 
Wednesday December 09 2015
Germany Trade Surplus Widens in October  
Germany posted a €22.5 billion trade surplus in October of 2015, up from €21.5 billion a year earlier, as exports grew by 3.3 percent and imports rose 3.0 percent. 
Tuesday December 01 2015
German Jobless Rate Flat at 4.5%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in October, staying for the third consecutive month at its lowest level since 1981. Unemployment edged down while employment rose slightly.
Monday November 30 2015
Germany Inflation Rate Accelerates in November  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 0.4 percent year-on-year in November of 2015, up from a 0.3 percent increase in October. It is the highest gain since May as food inflation accelerated while energy cost fell at a slower pace.
Tuesday November 24 2015
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3% in Q3  
The German economy grew a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015, slowing from a 0.4 percent expansion in the June quarter and matching preliminary estimates. A faster increase in household and government spending were unable to offset a further decline in investment and a downward effect of foreign trade.
Friday November 13 2015
German GDP Growth Slows to 0.3% in Q3  
The German economy advanced a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015, slowing from a 0.4 percent growth in the previous quarter and in line with market expectations. Positive contributions came mainly from household and government spending while investment and foreign trade dragged growth down, preliminary estimates showed.
Thursday November 12 2015
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 4-Month High  
Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.3 percent in October of 2015, after remaining unchanged in the preceding month and matching preliminary estimates. Cost of food and services increased at a faster pace while prices of energy dropped less than a month earlier.
Monday November 09 2015
Germany Trade Surplus Widens in September  
Germany posted a €22.9 billion trade surplus in September of 2015, up from €21.6 billion a year earlier and above market expectations, as exports grew by 4.4 percent and imports rose 3.9 percent.
Thursday October 29 2015
Germany Inflation Rate at 4-Month High  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 0.3 percent year-on-year in October of 2015 after being flat in the previous month and above market expectations. Prices of food and services increased at a faster pace while energy cost fell less than in the previous month.
Thursday October 29 2015
German Jobless Rate Steady at 4.5%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in September, at its lowest level since 1981. Unemployment fell slightly while employment edged up.
Tuesday October 13 2015
Germany Consumer Prices Confirmed Unchanged  
Consumer prices in Germany remained unchanged in September of 2015, following a 0.2 percent increase in the preceding month and matching preliminary estimates. A further decline in energy prices offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Thursday October 08 2015
Germany Trade Surplus Below Forecasts  
Germany posted a €15.3 billion trade surplus in August of 2015, up from €13.9 billion a year earlier but well below market expectations. It is the smallest trade surplus in a year as export growth slowed for the second straight month. Yet, compared to the previous month, sales plunged the most in more than six years.
Wednesday September 30 2015
Germany Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.5% in Auguist  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate decreased to 4.5 percent in August of 2015 from 4.6 percent in July, remaining at the lowest since mid-1981. The number of unemployed persons fell 1 percent to 1.9 million while employment went up 0.1 percent to 39.93 million people.
Tuesday September 29 2015
German Consumer Prices Unchanged in September  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to remain stable in September, following a 0.2 percent growth in the previous month and missing market expectations of 0.1 percent, as cost of household energy and motor fuels are expected to drop further.
Friday September 11 2015
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 0.2% in August  
Consumer prices in Germany increased 0.2 percent year-on-year in August of 2015, the same pace as in the previous month and matching preliminary estimates. It is the lowest inflation rate since February, as a further decline in energy prices offset an increase in cost of food and services.
Tuesday September 08 2015
Germany Trade Surplus Hits Fresh Record High in July  
Germany posted a €25.0 billion trade surplus in July 2015, up from €23.5 billion a year earlier and beating market forecasts. It is a fresh record surplus as exports increased by 6.2 percent year-on-year and imports grew by 6.1 percent.
Tuesday September 01 2015
German Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.7%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate remained unchanged at 4.7 percent in July, the lowest since 1981. Unemployment fell slightly while employment edged up.
Friday August 28 2015
Germany Inflation Rate Steady at 0.2% in August  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase 0.2 percent year-on-year in August, the same pace as in the previous month, as an increase in cost of services was enough to offset a drop in prices of goods such as household energy and motor fuels.
Tuesday August 25 2015
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.4% in Q2  
The German economy grew a seasonally-adjusted 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015, accelerating from a 0.3 percent expansion in the January to March period and matching preliminary estimates. An expansion in net exports and consumption offset a a decline in investment.
Friday August 14 2015
German GDP Expands 0.4% in Q2  
The German economy advanced a seasonally-adjusted 0.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015, accelerating from a 0.3 percent growth in the previous period but below market forecasts. Growth in exports and consumption offset a decline in investment.
Thursday August 13 2015
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 5-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Germany increased 0.2 percent in July of 2015, easing from a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month and matching preliminary estimates. It is the lowest inflation rate since February, due to further decline in energy prices and a slowdown in cost of food.
Friday August 07 2015
German Trade Surplus Hits Record High in June  
Germany posted a €24.0 billion trade surplus in June 2015, up from €16.2 billion a year earlier and well above market forecasts. It is the highest surplus on record, as exports surged by 13.7 percent year-on-year and imports grew by 6.4 percent.
Thursday July 30 2015
Germany Inflation Rate at 5-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase 0.2 percent year-on-year in July, below market expectations and slowing from a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since February as energy deflation deepens and food prices slowed.
Thursday July 30 2015
German Unemployment Rate Remains at 34-Year Low  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate remained steady at 4.7 percent for the fifth straight month in June, the lowest since 1981. Unemployment fell slightly while employment showed no growth.
Tuesday July 14 2015
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 3-Month Low in June  
Consumer prices in Germany increased 0.3 percent in June of 2015, easing from a 0.7 percent increase in the previous month and matching preliminary estimates. It is the lowest inflation figure since March this year, due to a further decline of energy prices and a slowdown in cost of food and services.
Thursday July 09 2015
German Trade Surplus Widens in May  
Germany posted a €19.6 billion trade surplus in May 2015, up from €17.5 billion a year earlier, as exports grew by 4.6 percent year-on-year while imports increased by 3.0 percent.
Tuesday June 30 2015
Germany Unemployment Rate Stable at 4.7%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.7 percent for the fourth consecutive month in May. While unemployment continued to fall, employment showed no growth.
Monday June 29 2015
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 3-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase 0.3 percent year-on-year in June, below market expectations and slowing from a 0.7 percent rise in the previous month. Energy cost fell at a faster pace while prices of services and food eased.
Tuesday June 16 2015
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 7-Month High in May  
Consumer prices in Germany increased 0.7 percent in May of 2015, up from a 0.5 percent increase in the previous month and matching preliminary estimates. It is the highest inflation figure since November 2014, due to higher cost of food and services and a slower decline in energy prices.
Monday June 08 2015
German Trade Surplus Increases in April  
Germany posted a €22.1 billion trade surplus in April 2015, up from €17.3 billion a year earlier and beating market forecasts, as exports grew by 7.5 percent year-on-year while imports increased by 2.8 percent.
Tuesday June 02 2015
Germany Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.7%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.7 percent for the third consecutive month in April. Unemployment fell slightly while employment showed no growth.
Monday June 01 2015
Germany Inflation Rate at 7-Month High  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase 0.7 percent year-on-year in May, following a 0.5 percent rise in the previous month and in line with market expectations. Energy cost fell at a slower pace while prices of services and food accelerated.
Friday May 22 2015
German Economy Expands 0.3% in Q1  
The German economy grew a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015, markedly slowing from a 0.7 percent expansion in the October to December period and matching preliminary estimates. The expansion was mainly driven by an increase in public consumption and investment while foreign trade brought a downward effect to the GDP.
Wednesday May 13 2015
German GDP Growth Slows to 0.3% in Q1  
The German economy advanced a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 percent in the first three months of 2015, a sharp slowdown from a 0.7 percent growth reported in the previous period as an expansion in consumption and investment was unable to offset a downward effect of foreign trade.
Wednesday May 13 2015
German Inflation Continues to Rise in April  
Consumer prices in Germany rose by 0.5 percent in April 2015 compared with the same month in 2014 as an increase in cost of food and services offset a decline in energy prices.
Friday May 08 2015
German Trade Surplus Increases in March  
Germany posted a €23.0 billion trade surplus in March 2015, up from €16.8 billion a year earlier and the largest since July 2014, as exports grew by 12.4 percent year-on-year while imports increased by 7.1 percent.
Thursday April 30 2015
Germany Unemployment Rate at 4.7%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.7 percent in March, unchanged from a downwardly revised 4.7 percent in the previous month. Employment was marginally unchanged while unemployment fell slightly.
Wednesday April 29 2015
German Inflation Rate Edges Up in April  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase for the third straight month by 0.4 percent year-on-year in April, following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. Figures came in line with market expectations as food and energy prices decreased at a slower pace.
Wednesday April 15 2015
German Inflation Confirmed at 0.3% in March  
German annual inflation was recorded at 0.3 percent in March of 2015, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month, as prices of energy and food declined at a slower pace.
Thursday April 09 2015
German Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Germany posted a €19.2 billion trade surplus in February 2015, up from €16.2 billion a year earlier, as exports grew faster than imports.
Tuesday March 31 2015
Germany Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.8%  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.8 percent in February, unchanged from an upwardly revised 4.8 percent in the previous month. Preliminary estimates showed unemployment fell slightly while employment increased marginally.
Monday March 30 2015
German Inflation Rate Up to 0.3%  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 0.3 percent year-on-year in March, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month, as food and energy prices decreased at a slower pace.
Thursday March 12 2015
German Inflation Confirmed at 0.1% in February  
German annual inflation went back to positive territory in February of 2015, following a 0.4 percent drop in the previous month, as prices of energy and food declined at a slower pace.
Monday March 09 2015
German Trade Surplus at €15.9 Billion in January  
Germany posted a €15.9 billion trade surplus in January 2015, up from €14.7 billion a year earlier, but down 19 percent from €18.9 billion reported in December.
Friday February 27 2015
German Inflation Rate Up to 0.1%  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 0.1 percent year-on-year in February, recovering from a 0.4 percent drop in the previous month, as food and energy prices decreased at a slower pace.
Thursday February 26 2015
Germany Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.8% in January  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate decreased to 4.7 percent in January of 2015 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, reaching a fresh 33-year low. Unemployment rose by 0.1 percent and unemployment fell by 1.5 percent, preliminary estimates showed.
Tuesday February 24 2015
German Economy Expands 0.7% in Q4  
The German economy grew a seasonally-adjusted 0.7 percent in the last quarter of 2014, compared with a 0.1 percent expansion in the July to September period and matching preliminary estimates. The expansion was driven by domestic demand, but net exports and investment also contributed.
Friday February 13 2015
German GDP Growth Beats Forecasts  
The German economy advanced a seasonally-adjusted 0.7 percent in the last three months of 2014, faster than a 0.1 percent growth in the previous period boosted by households consumption, investment and exports.
Thursday February 12 2015
Germany Reports Deflation For The First Time in 5 Years  
German annual inflation rate dropped 0.4 percent in January of 2015, following a 0.2 percent increase in the previous month. It is the first time since September 2009 the inflation rate turns negative, mainly due to a fall in energy prices.
Monday February 09 2015
German Posts Record High Trade Surplus in 2014  
German trade surplus widened 11.3 percent to €217 billion in 2014, boosted by sales to the European Union countries. In December, the trade surplus increased to €19.1 billion from €3.6 billion a year earlier, as exports posted the highest gain in more than two years.
Thursday January 29 2015
Germany Falls Into Deflation  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to decrease 0.3 percent year-on-year in January. It is the first time since September of 2009 the inflation rate turns negative due to a drop in energy cost.
Thursday January 29 2015
German Unemployment Rate at 33-Year Low  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate decreased to 4.8 percent in December, reaching the lowest level since late 1981. Preliminary estimates showed employment rose by 0.2 percent and unemployment fell by 1.5 percent.
Friday January 16 2015
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 0.2% in December  
German annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.2 percent in December of 2014, slowing from a 0.6 percent increase in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since October 2009, driven by falling energy prices.
Friday January 09 2015
German Trade Surplus Narrows in November  
German trade surplus decreased to € 17.9 billion in November of 2014 from € 21.5 billion a year earlier, as imports rose faster than exports.
Wednesday January 07 2015
German Unemployment Rate Remains The Lowest Since Reunification  
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate remained steady at 5 percent in November of 2014 while employment rose by 0.1 percent to 39.8 million.
Monday January 05 2015
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 0.2%  
German annual inflation rate is expected to slow to 0.2 percent in December of 2014 from 0.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since October of 2009 supported by falling energy prices.
Thursday December 11 2014
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 0.6% in November  
German annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.6 percent in November of 2014, down from 0.8 percent increase in the previous four months and matching preliminary estimates.
Tuesday December 09 2014
German Trade Surplus Increases in October  
German trade surplus widened to € 21.9 billion in October of 2014 from € 17.8 billion a year earlier, as exports rose to a new record high.
Thursday November 27 2014
German Inflation Rate At Nearly 5-Year Low  
German annual inflation rate is expected to ease to 0.6 percent in November of 2014, from 0.8 percent in the previous three months. It is the lowest rate since February 2010.
Thursday November 27 2014
German Unemployment Rate Falls in October  
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 4.9 percent in October of 2014 from 5 percent in the previous month, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment rose 0.1 percent and unemployment fell 1 percent.
Tuesday November 25 2014
German Economy Expands 0.1% in Q3  
The German economy grew a seasonally-adjusted 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared with a 0.1 percent contraction in April to June period. A rise in private and public consumption more than offset weakness in investment.
Friday November 14 2014
German Economy Avoids Recession in Q3  
German GDP grew 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2014 as compared to a revised 0.1 percent contraction reported from April to June. The meager expansion was mainly driven by an increase in household consumption and exports while investment decreased.
Thursday November 13 2014
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 0.8% in October  
German annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.8 percent in October of 2014, unchanged from the previous two months and matching preliminary estimates.
Friday November 07 2014
German Trade Surplus Widens in October  
German trade surplus reached € 21.9 billion in September of 2014, up from € 20.6 billion a year earlier, as exports rose to a new record high. On a monthly basis, the surplus widened 55.3 percent.
Thursday October 30 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Steady in October  
The inflation rate in Germany is expected to remain stable at 0.8 percent in October of 2014. Yet, preliminary estimates showed monthly inflation falling to -0.3 percent, the lowest rate since the beginning of the year.
Thursday October 30 2014
Germany Unemployment Rate at 5%  
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 5 percent in September of 2014, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment was marginally unchanged and unemployment fell 0.5 percent.
Wednesday October 15 2014
Germany Inflation Confirmed at 0.8% in September  
German annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.8 percent in September of 2014, unchanged from the previous month and matching the preliminary estimate. It is the lowest figure since February of 2010 mainly due to decreasing energy prices.
Thursday October 09 2014
German Trade Surplus Falls from Record High  
German trade surplus reached € 14.1 billion in August of 2014, slightly up from € 12.7 billion a year earlier. Yet, on a monthly basis, the surplus narrowed 39.7 percent, as exports recorded the highest drop in more than five years.
Tuesday September 30 2014
German Unemployment Rate Stable at 4.9%  
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 4.9 percent in August of 2014, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment rose 0.1 percent and the number of unemployed persons fell 0.5 percent.
Monday September 29 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Stable at 0.8%  
The inflation rate in Germany is expected to stand at 0.8 percent for the third consecutive month in September of 2014. While energy prices keep falling, cost of food and services increase slightly.
Thursday September 11 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.8% in August  
German annual inflation rate rose to 0.8 percent in August of 2014, unchanged from the previous month and matching preliminary estimate, mainly due to decreasing energy prices.
Monday September 08 2014
German Posts Record Trade Surplus in July  
German trade surplus widened to € 23.4 billion in July of 2014 from € 16.3 billion a year earlier. It is the highest trade surplus on record, as exports hit its monthly peak.
Monday September 01 2014
German GDP Contraction Confirmed in Q2  
The German economy contracted a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, as exports grew less than imports, matching preliminary estimates.
Thursday August 28 2014
German Inflation Rate Steady at 0.8%  
The inflation rate in Germany is expected to stand at 0.8 percent in August, as a rise in food prices was enough to offset a sharper fall in energy cost.
Thursday August 28 2014
Germany Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9%  
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased for the second straight month to 4.9 percent in July from a revised 5 percent in June, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment increased 0.1 percent, the same rate recorded in June.
Thursday August 14 2014
German Economy Contracts in Q2  
German GDP shrank by 0.2 percent between April and June as foreign trade and investment were weaker than expected.
Wednesday August 13 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.8% in July  
German annual inflation rate eased to 0.8 percent in July of 2014 from 1 percent in the previous month and matching preliminary estimate from July 30th.
Friday August 08 2014
German Trade Surplus Narrows Further in June  
German trade surplus shrank for the third straight month to € 16.5 billion in June of 2014 from € 17.8 billion recorded in May as imports grew faster than exports.
Thursday July 31 2014
German Labour Market Unchanged in June  
The number of unemployed in Germany stood at 2.16 million and seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.1% in June of 2014.
Wednesday July 30 2014
German Inflation Rate Slows in July  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase 0.8 percent year-on-year in July of 2014, after rising 1 percent in June. It is the lowest rate since February of 2010 as energy prices fell at a faster rate.
Friday July 11 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.0%  
German annual inflation rate edged up to 1.0 percent in June of 2014 from 0.9 percent in the previous month driven by higher prices of beer, tobacco and newspapers and matching the preliminary estimate.
Tuesday July 08 2014
German Trade Surplus Widens in May  
Germany unadjusted trade surplus increased to € 17.8 billion in May of 2014 from a revised € 17.2 billion in the previous month. Imports posted the highest seasonally adjusted month-on-month decrease since November of 2012 and exports contracted 1.1 percent.
Tuesday July 01 2014
Germany Unemployment Rate Steady in May  
German seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.1 percent in May of 2014, while the number of people out of work increased 9,000 to 2.916 million.
Friday June 27 2014
German Inflation Rate Accelerates Slightly  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 1.0 percent year-on-year in June of 2014, following a 0.9 percent increase in the previous month. While food prices slowed, service cost accelerated in June.
Friday June 13 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.9%  
German annual inflation rate eased to 0.9 percent in May of 2014 from 1.3 percent in the previous month, confirming the preliminary estimate, as energy prices fell. It is the lowest rate in four years.
Friday June 06 2014
German Trade Surplus Widens to 5-Month High  
Germany unadjusted trade surplus increased to € 17.4 billion in April of 2014 from a revised € 16.6 billion in the previous month, as exports increased at their fastest pace in nearly two years.
Monday June 02 2014
German Inflation Rate Down to 4-Year Low  
Annual consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 0.9 percent in May, lower than 1.3 percent recorded in the previous month. Preliminary figures showed food cost slowed sharply while energy prices fell at a slower pace.
Wednesday May 28 2014
German Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.2%  
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 5.2 percent in April of 2014, unchanged from an upwardly revised 5.2 percent in March, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment increased 0.4 percent due to the usual spring upturn.
Friday May 23 2014
Domestic Demand Drives German GDP Growth in Q1  
German GDP expanded by a seasonally-adjusted 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, up from 0.4 percent in the last three months of 2013 and in line with flash estimates. It is the fastest growth rate in three years, boosted by investment and consumer spending amid mild weather conditions.
Thursday May 15 2014
German GDP Growth Accelerates in Q1  
German economy advanced 0.8 percent in the first three months of 2014 driven by domestic consumption. It is the fastest expansion since the first quarter of 2011, doubling the growth rate of the previous quarter.
Wednesday May 14 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.3% in April  
Consumer prices in Germany rose by an annual 1.3 percent in April of 2014, up from 1 percent recorded in the previous month and matching the preliminary estimate. This was the first slight increase in the inflation rate observed this year, mainly due to a 10.4 percent increase in package holiday prices.
Friday May 09 2014
German Trade Surplus Dissapoints in March  
Germany reported a trade surplus of €16.4 billion in March of 2014, down from €18.9 billion surplus shown a year earlier as imports increased more than exports.
Wednesday April 30 2014
German Unemployment Stable at 5.1%  
German jobless rate was recorded at 5.1 percent in March of 2014, unchanged from February, provisional figures released by the Federal Statistics Office showed. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 5.4 percent.
Tuesday April 29 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Accelerates in April  
Annual consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 1.3 percent in April, higher than 1 percent recorded in the previous month. Preliminary figures showed energy prices fell at a slower pace, while cost of services accelerated.
Friday April 11 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Slows in March  
Consumer prices in Germany rose by an annual 1.0 percent in March of 2014, matching the preliminary estimate, and decelerating from 1.2 percent in February. The last time an inflation rate of 1.0 percent was observed was in August of 2010.
Wednesday April 09 2014
Germany Trade Surplus Increases 8.6% in February  
German trade surplus widened to € 16.3 billion in February of 2014 from € 15.0 billion in the previous month. Compared with the same month last year, the trade surplus narrowed slightly by 3 percent, as imports rose the most in nearly two-and-a-half years.
Tuesday April 01 2014
German Unemployment Rate Up to 5.1%  
In February of 2014, German seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose slightly to 5.1 percent from 5.0 percent in the previous month, figures published by the Federal Statistical Office showed. Youth unemployment rose to 7.7 percent from 7.6 percent in January.
Friday March 28 2014
German Inflation Rate Down to 3-1/2-Year Low  
Annual consumer prices in Germany are expected to slow to 1.0 percent in March of 2014, preliminary figures showed. The inflation rate decelerated for the third consecutive month, as energy prices keep falling.
Friday March 14 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.2% in February  
German consumer prices rose at a slower 1.2 percent in February of 2014, down from 1.3 percent in the previous month and confirming the preliminary estimate released later in February.
Tuesday March 11 2014
German Trade Surplus Widens in January  
Germany recorded a € 15 billion trade surplus in January of 2014, up from a revised € 13.9 billion in the previous month and € 13.6 billion a year earlier, as exports increased by an annual 2.9 percent and imports by 1.5 percent.
Thursday February 27 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 1.2% in February  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise by 1.2% in February 2014 compared with February 2013, according to the preliminary data released by the Federal Statistical Office. The relatively low inflation rate is mainly due to decrease in energy prices.
Thursday February 27 2014
Germany’s Unemployment Rate Down to 5% in January  
In January of 2014, German seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 5 percent from 5.1 percent in the previous month, figures published by the Federal Statistical Office showed. Youth unemployment fell slightly to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent in December.
Tuesday February 25 2014
Exports Drive German GDP Growth in Q4  
In the last quarter of 2013, the German GDP expanded by 0.4 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis, confirming an earlier estimate and boosted by foreign trade, while domestic demand remained weak.
Friday February 14 2014
German GDP Beats Expectations in Q4 2013  
German economic growth accelerated to 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 up from 0.3 percent in the previous three-month period, supported by a rise in exports and capital investment.
Thursday February 13 2014
German Inflation Slowdown Confirmed in January  
In January of 2014, Germany’s annual inflation rate slowed to 1.3 percent from 1.4 percent in the previous month, mainly due to the downward price trend for mineral oil products. Not considering the mineral oil prices, the inflation rate would have been 1.7 percent.
Friday February 07 2014
Germany Posts Record Trade Surplus in 2013  
In 2013, Germany’s foreign trade surplus reached € 198.9 billion. This was the highest value recorded since the beginning of compiling foreign trade statistics. In 2012, the surplus amounted to € 189.8 billion. The highest surplus recorded so far was 195.3 billion euros in 2007.
Thursday January 30 2014
German Inflation Rate Slows in January  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise by an annual 1.3 percent in January of 2014. Preliminary estimates showed the inflation rate will slow from 1.4 percent in the last month of 2013 and is expected to decrease by 0.6 percent on a monthly basis.
Thursday January 30 2014
German Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.1% in December  
In December, Germany's adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.1 percent, its lowest level in more than 30 years. Youth unemployment fell slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 7.4 percent.
Thursday January 16 2014
German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.4% in December  
In December of 2013, German annual inflation rate was 1.4 percent, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and higher than in the previous two months. Compared with the previous month, consumer prices were also confirmed at 0.4 percent.
Wednesday January 08 2014
German Trade Surplus Edges Up in November  
In November, Germany's trade balance registered a surplus of €18.1 billion, up from €17.9 billion a month earlier as imports fell at a faster pace than exports. Compared with the same month a year earlier, the surplus widened by €1.2 billion.
Tuesday January 07 2014
German Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.2%  
In November, Germany's adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.2 percent, its lowest level in more than two decades. A total of 2.20 million people were unemployed, down by 94 thousand over a year earlier.
Monday January 06 2014
Germany Inflation Rate Accelerates in December  
In December of 2013, German annual inflation rate accelerated to 1.4 percent, slightly up from 1.3 percent in November. Preliminary estimates showed energy cost is expected to surge 1.1 percent, after falling by 0.3 percent in November.
Wednesday December 11 2013
German Inflation Rate Up to 1.3% in November  
In November, Germany's consumer prices rose by 1.3 percent. The inflation rate had been 1.2 percent in October and 1.4 percent in September. The low rate was mainly due to falling energy prices.
Monday December 09 2013
German Trade Surplus Narrows Slightly in October  
In October, Germany's trade balance registered a surplus of €17.9 billion, down from €20.3 billion a month earlier as imports rose at a faster pace than exports. Compared with the same month in the previous year the balance widened by €6.6 billion.
Thursday November 28 2013
Germany’s Inflation Rate Slightly Up to 1.3% in November  
In November, German consumer prices are expected to rise 1.3 percent compared with November of 2012, from 1.2 percent in October 2013. Energy prices continue its downward trend, but at a slower pace than in October.
Thursday November 28 2013
German Unemployment Rate Unchanged in October  
In October of 2013, Germany’s adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.2 percent, but fell from 5.4 percent a year earlier.
Friday November 22 2013
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3% in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, German economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent compared with the previous quarter. The growth was mainly driven by domestic demand.
Thursday November 14 2013
German GDP Slows to 0.3% in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, German economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent from the previous period. Domestic demand fueled the growth, while net exports had a downward effect.
Tuesday November 12 2013
Germany’s Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.2% in October  
In October, German annual inflation was recorded at 1.2 percent, down from 1.4 percent in September and reaching its lowest rate since August of 2010. The deceleration is mainly driven by lower energy prices.
Friday November 08 2013
German Trade Surplus Widens to Record High in September  
In September of 2013, Germany’s trade surplus showed a record surplus of € 20.4 billion, up from € 13.3 billion in August, and € 16.9 billion a year earlier. The improvement is due to rising exports to the European Union.
Wednesday October 30 2013
Germany’s Inflation Rate Slows to 1.2% in October  
In October, consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise by 1.2 percent on annual basis, down from 1.4 percent in September 2013, as energy prices continue its downward trend.
Wednesday October 30 2013
Germany’s Unemployment Rate Down to 5.2%  
In September, German adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent, down from a revised 5.3 percent in August. A total of 2.24 million people were unemployed, a decrease of 2.2 percent over a year earlier. The number of employed persons reached 42 million for the first in two decades.
Friday October 11 2013
German Inflation Rate at 1.4% in September  
In September, Germany's consumer prices rose by 1.4 percent down from 1.5 percent in August. The slowdown was mainly due to the development of mineral oil costs which fell 6.5 percent.
Tuesday October 08 2013
German Trade Surplus Narrows to Year Low in August  
In August, Germany's trade surplus fell to €13.1 billion, down from €16.2 billion a month earlier and from €16.3 billion in August of 2012, as a result of a steep decline in shipments.
Tuesday October 01 2013
German Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.2%  
In August, Germany's adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent, its lowest level in more than two decades. A total of 2.17 million people were unemployed, a decrease of 108,000 or 4.8 percent on a year earlier.
Friday September 27 2013
German Inflation Rate Edges Down to 1.5% in September  
In September, Germany's consumer prices are expected to rise 1.4 percent compared with September of 2012, down by 0.1 percentage points from the previous month. The slowdown is mainly driven by lower energy prices.
Wednesday September 11 2013
German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.5% in August  
In August, Germany's consumer prices rose by 1.5 percent. The inflation rate had been 1.9 percent in July and 1.8 percent in June. The slowdown was mainly due to the development of energy prices.
Friday September 06 2013
German Trade Surplus Narrows in July  
In July, Germany's trade balance registered a surplus of €16.1 billion, down from €17.0 billion a month earlier and from €16.9 billion in July of 2012, as exports stagnated and imports were slightly up.
Thursday August 29 2013
German Inflation Rate Down to 1.5% in August  
In August, Germany's consumer prices are expected to rise 1.5 percent compared with August of 2012, down by 0.4 percentage points from the previous month. The expected increase in food prices, of 4.9 percent, represents the biggest upward pressure on the overall inflation rate.
Thursday August 29 2013
German Unemployment Rate Falls to 2-Decade Low in July  
In July, Germany's adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 pp to 5.3 percent, its lowest level in more than two decades. The adjusted number of unemployed fell by 40 thousand people to 2.26 million. Youth unemployment decreased to 7.7 percent.
Thursday September 19 2013
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.7% in Q2  
German economy expanded 0.7 percent quarter-on-quarter in Q2, up from 0.0 percent reported in the first three months of the year, driven by rising consumption and investment.
Wednesday August 14 2013
German Economy Grows Above Expectations in Q2  
Following a weak start into the year, the German economy is gaining momentum and grew at its strongest rate in more than a year. The gross domestic product increased by 0.7 percent qoq driven by private consumption.
Tuesday August 13 2013
German Inflation Confirmed at 1.9% in July  
In July, Germany's consumer prices rose by 1.9 percent. The inflation rate had been 1.8 percent in June and 1.5 percent in May. The overall annual inflation rate in July was again characterized by marked rises in food prices.
Thursday August 08 2013
German Trade Surplus Widens in June  
In June, Germany's trade balance registered a surplus of €16.9 billion, up from €13.6 billion a month earlier as exports grew more than imports.
Wednesday July 31 2013
German Adjusted Jobless Rate Stable at 5.4% in June  
In June, Germany's unemployment rate remained close to its lowest level since the country reunited more than two decades ago. The seasonal adjusted number of unemployed amounted to 2.30 million persons .Youth unemployment decreased 0.1 percentage points to 7.5 percent.
Tuesday July 30 2013
German Inflation Edges Up to 1.9% in July  
In July, Germany's consumer prices are expected to rise 1.9 percent compared with July of 2012, up by 0.1 percentage points from the previous month. The expected increase in food prices, of 5.7 percent, represents the biggest upward pressure on the overall inflation rate.
Wednesday July 10 2013
German Inflation Confirmed at 1.8% in June  
In June, Germany's consumer prices rose 1.8 percent compared with June of 2012. The inflation rate had been 1.5 percent in May and 1.2 percent in April. It was the second consecutive increase in inflation, mainly due to marked price rises for food and energy.
Monday July 08 2013
German Trade Surplus Narrows as Exports Plunge in May  
In May, Germany trade surplus decreased to € 13.1 billion, as exports fell the most since late 2009, due to a slowdown in shipments to Europe and China.
Friday June 28 2013
German Inflation Picks Up to 1.8% in June  
In June, German consumer prices are expected to rise 1.8 percent compared with June of 2012. This represents an increase of 0.3 percentage points from the rate registered in the previous month. The expected increase in food prices, of 5.4 percent, is markedly higher than the overall inflation rate.
Thursday June 27 2013
German Unemployment Edges Down to 5.3% in May  
In May, German adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage points to 5.3 percent, the lowest rate since October of 1981. The number of unemployed decreased by 106,000 persons compared with the previous year. Youth unemployment, registered at 7.6 percent, was unchanged from the previous month and down from 8.1 percent in May of 2012.
Wednesday June 12 2013
German Inflation Confirmed at 1.5% in May  
Consumer prices in Germany rose by 1.5 percent in May 2013 compared with May 2012. In March 2013, the inflation rate as measured by the consumer price index had been +1.4 percent and in April +1.2 percent. The biggest upward pressure came from food prices, up 5.4 percent yoy.
Friday June 07 2013
German Trade Surplus Narrows Slightly in April  
In April 2013, the balance of trade showed a surplus of € 18.1 billion down from € 18.8 billion in the previous month. In April 2012, the surplus had amounted to € 14.5 billion. German exports increased by 8.5 percent and imports by 5.2 percent in April 2013 on April 2012. Upon calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports increased by 1.9 percent and imports by 2.3 percent compared with March 2013.
Wednesday May 29 2013
German Inflation Rate Up to 1.5% in May  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise by 1.5 percent in May 2013 compared with May 2012. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office also reports that the consumer prices are expected to increase by 0.4 percent on April 2013.
Wednesday May 29 2013
German Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.4% in April  
In April 2013, a total of 41.7 million persons resident in Germany were in employment. Compared with April 2012, this was an increase of 281,000 persons in employment or 0.7 percent, which was the same growth rate as in March 2013. The number of unemployed was about 2.3 million persons in April 2013, which was an increase of 41,000 on a year earlier.
Wednesday August 14 2013
Private Consumption Keeps Germany Out of Recession  
In the second quarter of 2013, German economy grew above expectations mainly due to an increase of household expenditure and recent data updates point that this trend may hold in the months ahead. While industrial sector continues to show signs of weakness; low unemployment, increasing wages and low inflation support domestic consumption.
Friday May 24 2013
German GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.1% QoQ  
As previously reported, the gross domestic product increased by just 0.1 percent, upon price, seasonal and calendar adjustment, in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the previous quarter.
Wednesday May 15 2013
German Economy Slowly Picking Up  
German economy expanded 0.1 percent on the quarter after a sharp contraction at the end of 2012. However, this rate was weaker than expected as a harsh winter prevented a stronger rebound. Nevertheless, increasing domestic consumption is likely to to continue to boost the expansion throughout 2013.
Wednesday May 15 2013
German GDP Rises Less Than Expected in Q1  
The German economy is slow in gaining momentum. Compared with the previous quarter, the gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.1% in the first quarter of 2013 after adjustment for price, seasonal and calendar variations.
Tuesday May 14 2013
Germany Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.2% in April  
Consumer prices in Germany rose by 1.2 percent in April 2013 compared with April 2012. The inflation rate as measured by the consumer price index thus continued its downward trend (March 2013: +1.4 percent). A lower rate of price increase was last measured in August 2010 (+1.0 percent).
Friday May 10 2013
Germany Trade Surplus Widens Again in March  
Germany exports amounted to € 94.6 billion and imports to € 75.8 billion in March 2013. German exports decreased by 4.2 percent and imports by 6.9 percent in March 2013 on March 2012. Upon calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports increased by 0.5 percent and imports by 0.8 percent compared with February 2013.
Tuesday April 30 2013
Germany Unemployment Rate Stable at 5.4% in March  
In March 2013, a total of 41.5 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office. Compared with March 2012, this was an increase of 302,000 persons in employment or 0.7 percent. The number of unemployed was about 2.4 million persons, which was an increase of a good 56,000 on a year earlier.
Monday April 29 2013
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 1.2% in April  
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise by 1.2 percent in April 2013 compared with April 2012. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office also reports that the consumer prices are expected to decrease by 0.5% on March 2013.
Thursday April 11 2013
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 1.4% in March  
Consumer prices in Germany rose by 1.4 percent in March 2013 compared with March 2012. The inflation rate as measured by the consumer price index thus continued its downward trend that started at the beginning of the year (February 2013: +1.5 percent; January 2013: +1.7 percent).
Tuesday April 09 2013
Germany Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Germany exports amounted to € 88.7 billion and imports to € 71.9 billion in February 2013. German exports decreased by 2.8 percent and imports by 5.9 percent in February 2013 on February 2012. Upon calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports decreased by 1.5 percent and imports by 3.8 percent compared with January 2013.
Tuesday April 02 2013
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 1.4% in March  
German consumer prices rose by 0.5 percent on the month and by 1.4 percent on the year in March, according to preliminary data from the Federal Statistics Office.
Thursday March 28 2013
Germany Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.4% in February  
In February 2013, a total of 41.4 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office. Compared with February 2012, this was an increase of 284,000 persons in employment or 0.7 percent.
Tuesday May 14 2013
German Economy Bound for Recovery in Q1 of 2013  
Recent updates for Germany suggest the economy might have reached the trough and may return to modest growth in 2013. Indeed, rise in domestic consumption and increase in exports to non-Euro Area countries is likely to boost the expansion in the first quarter of 2013.
Tuesday March 12 2013
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 1.5 Percent in February  
Consumer prices in Germany rose by 1.5 percent in February 2013 compared with February 2012. A lower inflation rate, as measured by the consumer price index, was last determined in December 2010 (+1.3 percent). In January 2013, the inflation rate amounted to +1.7 percent.
Monday March 11 2013
Germany Trade Surplus Widens in January  
Germany exported commodities to the value of 88.6 billion euros and imported commodities to the value of 74.9 billion euros in January 2013. Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office also reports that German exports increased by 3.1 percent and imports by 2.9 percent in January 2013 on January 2012.
Thursday February 28 2013
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 1.5 Percent in February  
According to preliminary results published by the Federal Statistical Office, consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise by 1.5 percent in February of 2013 compared with February of 2012.
Thursday February 28 2013
Germany Unemployment Rate Up to 5.9 Percent in January  
In of January 2013, a total of 41.4 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office. Compared with January of 2012, this was an increase of 243,000 persons in employment or 0.6 percent.
Wednesday February 20 2013
Germany Inflation Rate Down to 1.7 Percent in January  
Consumer prices in Germany rose by 1.7 percent in January 2013 compared with January 2012, so the general rise in prices slowed down. In December 2012, the inflation rate as measured by the consumer price index amounted to +2.0 percent. A rate of price increase of +1.7 percent was last measured in June 2012.
Thursday February 14 2013
Germany Economy Contracts 0.6 Percent in Q4  
The German economy suffered a dip towards the end of 2012: compared with the previous quarter, the gross domestic product decreased by 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Monday February 11 2013
Germany Unemployment Rate Up to 7.4 Percent in January of 2013  
According to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office, the unemployment rate as percentage of total civilian labour force was 7.4 percent in January of 2013. In December of 2012, a total of 41.8 million persons resident in Germany were in employment. Compared with December 2011, this was an increase of 291,000 persons in employment or 0.7 percent.
Monday February 11 2013
German Economy Contracts 0.6 Percent in Fourth Quarter  
German gross domestic product shrunk 0.6 percent in the last quarter of 2012 as traditionally strong exports and investment slowed, according to first estimates by the country's Federal Statistics Office.
Friday February 08 2013
Germany Trade Surplus Widens in 2012  
Germany exported commodities to the value of 1,097 billion euros and imported commodities to the value of 909 billion euros in 2012. Hence, German exports increased by 3.4 percent and imports by 0.7 percent in 2012 from a year earlier.
Thursday January 31 2013
Germany Inflation Down to 1.7% in January  
The consumer price index for Germany is expected to rise by 1.7 percent in January 2013 compared with January 2012, based on the results available so far from the Federal Statistical Office.
Tuesday January 08 2013
Germany Trade Surplus Widens in November  
The Federal Statistical Office reported on the basis of provisional data that German exports in November 2012 were unchanged on November 2011 and that imports were down by 1.2%. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports decreased by 3.4% and imports by 3.7% compared with October 2012.
Wednesday January 02 2013
Germany Inflation at 2.1% in December 2012  
According to preliminary data, the Federal Statistical Office reports that the consumer price index is expected to be up 2.1% in December 2012 on December 2011.
Wednesday December 12 2012
German Trade Surplus Narrows in October  
Germany exported commodities worth of 98.5 billion euro and imported commodities to the value of 82.7 billion euro in October 2012. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports increased by 0.3% and imports by 2.5% compared with September 2012 according to a report by the Federal Statistical Office.
Wednesday December 12 2012
German Annual Inflation Up by 1.9% in November  
In November 2012, consumer prices in Germany were up 1.9% on November 2011, so the general rise in prices slowed down somewhat. Compared with October 2012, the consumer price index fell by 0.1% in November 2012 according to a release by the Federal Statistics Office.
Wednesday December 12 2012
2.24 Million Persons Unemployed in October of 2012  
In October 2012, a total of 41.9 million persons were in employment whose place of residence was in Germany, according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office. The number of unemployed was 2.24 million persons, which is an increase of 36,000 from October 2011.
Tuesday December 11 2012
Gross Domestic Product in Germany Slightly up in Q3.  
The German economy continues its growth at a slightly slower pace: In the third quarter of 2012, the gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.2% – upon price, seasonal and calendar adjustment – on the previous quarter, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office.
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