08/14/2013 02:12 EDT | Updated 10/13/2013 05:12 EDT

German economy gains steam growing by 0.7 per cent in second quarter

BERLIN - The Germany economy, Europe's biggest, has gained steam following a weak start into the year, growing by 0.7 per cent in the April-June quarter compared with the previous three-month period.

Germany's Federal Statistics Office said Wednesday that growth was spurned mainly by domestic demand.

Germany is show relatively strong growth, while the eurozone may have inched out of recession after six quarters of falling output.