German GDP grew 2.2% in the second quarter, the largest gain in more than 20 years.
Driven by a surge in investment and exports, the preliminary quarter-on-quarter reading was well above economist expectations. The Reuters consensus forecasted just a 1.3% expansion.
Germany's first quarter growth was also revised up to 0.5%, after being previously reported at 0.2%.
Year-on-year, the economy grew by 4.1% in the second quarter, official data showed. This followed a revised 2.1% expansion in the January to March period and beat expectations for a 2.4% expansion year-on-year.
GDP figures for the entire eurozone are expected later today, with economists forecasting growth of 0.7% in the three months to the end June.
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