BERLIN Nov 23 Exports and private consumption
helped Germany to keep growing in the third quarter of the year,
albeit at a slower rate than previously, as Europe's largest
economy feels the pinch of the euro zone crisis.
The Federal Statistics Office on Friday confirmed that
German gross domestic product growth slowed to 0.2 percent in
the three months to end-October, after expanding by 0.3 percent
in the second, as companies postpone investments due to the
uncertainty of the crisis.
The seasonally-adjusted data showed gross capital investment
made no contribution to growth in the third quarter.
Exports supported growth in the third quarter, rising 1.4
percent, while government spending gained 0.4 percent and
private consumption was up 0.3 percent up.