TABLE-Q1 German GDP +0.5 pct q/q, +1.7 pct y/y

Thu May 24, 2012 2:20am EDT

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BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) - German gross domestic product
(GDP) grew by 0.5 percent in the first quarter compared with the
previous three months, the Federal Statistics Office confirmed
on Thursday. 	
    Compared with the previous year, GDP grew by 1.7 percent,
the Office said. A breakdown of the data follows (percentage
changes). Previously reported data in brackets:	
         	
GERMAN GDP CHANGE            Q1 2012 vs      Q4 2011 vs 	
                             Q4 2011         Q3 2011 	
GDP change                   +0.5            -0.2 (-0.2) 	
Private consumption          +0.4            -0.2 (-0.2) 	
Public consumption           +0.2            +0.6 (+0.1) 	
Capital equipment spending   -1.1            +1.1 (+1.1) 	
Construction investment      -1.3            +1.9 (+1.9) 	
Exports                      +1.7            -1.5 (-0.8)	
Imports                      Unch            -0.8 (-0.3)	
  	
CONTRIBUTION TO REAL         Q1 2012 vs      Q4 2011 vs 	
GDP IN PCT POINTS            Q4 2011         Q3 2011 	
   Domestic demand              -0.3            +0.2 (+0.1) 	
   Private consumption          +0.2            -0.1 (-0.1) 	
   Public consumption           unch            +0.1 (0.0)     	
   Gross capital investment     -0.2            +0.2 (+0.2) 	
     equipment spending         -0.1            unch (0.0) 	
     construction spending      -0.1            +0.2 (+0.2) 	
   Inventories                  -0.4            unch (0.0)  	
   Foreign trade                +0.9            -0.4 (-0.3)	
  	
                             Q1 2012 vs      Q4 2011 vs 	
                             Q1 2011         Q4 2010 	
 GDP change (unadjusted)        +1.7         +1.5 pct (+1.5) 	
 GDP change (adjusted)          +1.2         +2.0 pct (+2.0) 	
  	
 NOTE: Quarter-on-quarter data are adjusted for seasonal effects	
and the number of working days.
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