Germany Q1 preliminary GDP +0.3% vs +0.4% q/q expected

Author: Justin Low | Category: News

Latest data released by Destatis - 15 May 2018

  • Prior +0.6%
  • GDP NSA +1.6% vs +1.7% y/y expected
  • GDP WDA +2.3% vs +2.4% y/y expected
Slight delay in the release by the source.

A slight miss relative to estimates. Goes to show that the soft patch in Q1 was slower than expected. Euro weighed down a little on the release, but the soft patch is to be expected and we'll have the second reading for Eurozone GDP later so it's not all too surprising.

EUR/USD touches a low of 1.1910 on the day.

According to Destatis, Q1 trade lost dynamism with exports and imports both weakening while consumer spending saw a slight increase but government spending was down on the quarter.