Berlin: New government data show that the German economy is officially in recession. Europe’s biggest economy recorded negative growth for a second consecutive quarter in the third quarter.
The Federal Statistical Office said Thursday that gross domestic product contracted by 0.5% in the July-September period compared with the previous quarter.
The economy contracted by 0.4% in the second quarter - its first decline since late 2004.
A technical recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth.