BERLIN: According to government figures released Tuesday, Germany's economy rose robustly by 2.5% last year, marginally besting the Federal adminstration's forecast of 2.4%.

But the increase in Europe's largest economy, as measured by gross domestic product, failed to equal that of 2006 – at 2.9% the nation's best performance since 2000.

Data sourced from Business Week (online) / Associated Press; additional content by WARC staff