- German GDP arrives at 1.5% QoQ in Q2 vs. 2.0% expected.
- Annualized German GDP stands at 9.2% in Q2 vs. 9.6% expected.
- EUR/USD unmoved on downbeat German Q2 growth numbers.
The German economy grew 1.5% inter-quarter in the second quarter of 2021 when compared to the expectations of 2.0% and -1.8% booked in Q1, the preliminary report published by Destatis showed on Friday.
Meanwhile, the annualized GDP rate rebounded by 9.2% in Q2 against the previous reading of -3.4% and missed market expectations of 9.6% expansion.
Separately, the Italian economy expanded by 2.7% QoQ in Q2 but bettered estimates of 1.3% and 0.1% previous.
EUR/USD unfazed on data
EUR/USD remains little changed on downbeat German growth numbers, as the sentiment remains tepid, which keeps the US dollar’s safe-haven demand underpinned.
The major was last seen trading at 1.1895, modestly flat on the day.
About German Prelim GDP
The Gross Domestic Product released by the Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland is a measure of the total value of all goods and services produced by Germany. The GDP is considered as a broad measure of German economic activity and health. A high reading or a better-than-expected number has a positive effect on the EUR, while a falling trend is seen as negative (or bearish).
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