The German sawmill industry closed 2017 with a positive result. Above all the good 4th quarter dominated the annual result decisively. The overall economic environment continued to improve in 2017: gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to + 0.6 % in the fourth quarter (+ 0.9 % in the first quarter, + 0.6 % in the second quarter and + 0.7 % in the third quarter). Looking at 2017 as a whole, GDP grew by + 2.5 % over the previous year and was therefore higher than previously forecast. Europe also showed an improvement in the economy, which means that there is growth impulses from Germany ...
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