11 January 2001, 12:20  Germany sees Q4 GDP up real 2.5 pct yr-on-yr

WIESBADEN, Germany (AFX) - Germany's fourth quarter GDP growth showed a preliminary increase of 2.5 pct in real terms from the same quarter the year earlier, officials from the Federal Statistics Office said. They said the final figures will be published in the course of the year. Based on provisional estimates, German GDP will be up 0.5 pct in the fourth quarter last year from the third quarter. Federal Statistics Office president Johann Hahlen told reporters that Germany has been hit by pressure on growth in Europe.

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