Germany's economy last year grew at a slightly slower pace than anticipated, but still at a robust clip, data from the country's statistics office showed Thursday.
The statistics office said at a press briefing in Berlin that the German economy grew at a pace of 2.2% last year. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal last week expected growth at 2.3%.
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The data also showed that Germany continued its recent trend of very strong fiscal health, earning a budget surplus in 2017 of 1.2% of gross domestic product.
Christian Grimm in Berlin contributed to this article.
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January 11, 2018 04:28 ET (09:28 GMT)