German GDP grew 1.9 percent in 2016, strongest rate in 5 years

German GDP grew 1.9 percent in 2016, strongest rate in 5 years
12-Jan-2017 02:42 FEEDREUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy expanded by 1.9 percent in 2016, the strongest rate in five years and an improvement on the previous year, a preliminary estimate from the Federal Statistics Office showed on Thursday.