FXStreet (Mumbai) - The data released by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) showed the gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.3% as estimated - upon price, seasonal and calendar adjustment - in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter. In the first two quarters of the year, the GDP had also increased moderately, that is, by 0.4% in the second quarter and by 0.3% in the first quarter of 2015. The annualised GDP came-in as expected at 1.8%. The official report says the balance of exports and imports had a negative effect on the gross domestic product growth (–0.4 percentage points). For more information, read our latest forex news.