By Daniel Hunter
Industrial output in Germany grew by less than expected in September, adding to concerns over the state of its economy.
Industrial output grew by 1.4% in September, compared with expectations of 2%. But it is vastly improved on the 3.1% drop in August.
Manufacturing grew by 1.7%, but construction was down 1.2%.
There was much better news for the German trade market. Exports were up 5.5% after a 5.8% drop in August, the largest fall for five years. Imports were also up 5.4%.
Germany's economy started the year strongly, but growing problems across the eurozone have subdued investment. Many analysts believed that the German economy could've slipped into recession in the third quarter.
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