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German Preliminary GDP, which is released every quarter, is a measurement of the production and growth of the economy. Analysts consider GDP one the most important indicators of economic activity. A reading which is better than the market forecast is bullish for the euro.

Here are all the details, and 5 possible outcomes for EUR/USD.

Published on Tuesday at 7:00 GMT.

Indicator Background

As the largest economy in the Eurozone, Germany’s GDP  is highly anticipated by the market and can have a  significant effect on the movement of EUR/USD.

German GDP dropped to 0.2% in Q4 of 2016, shy of the estimate of 0.3%. The estimate for Q1 stands at 0.5%.

Sentiments and levels

Eurozone data has been improving, as growth and inflation data continue to head upwards. The US economy remains strong, and Janet Yellen is expected to testify that the Fed plans to raise rates several times in 2017. So, the overall sentiment is neutral on EUR/USD towards this release.

Technical levels, from top to bottom: 1.0950, 1.0870, 1.0775, 1.0650, 1.0615 and  1.0570.

5 Scenarios

  1. Within expectations: 0.2% to 0.8%. In such a scenario, EUR/USD is likely to rise within range, with a small chance of breaking higher.
  2. Above expectations: 0.9% to 1.3%: A strong reading  could send  the pair  above  one  resistance line.
  3. Well above expectations: Above 1.3%: The chances of such a scenario are low. Such an outcome would likely push EUR/USD  upwards, and a second  resistance level might be broken as a result.
  4. Below expectations: -0.3% to 0.1%:   In this scenario, the  pair to  drop and break one support level.
  5. Well below expectations:  Below -0.3%. A considerable contraction in growth could push EUR/USD below a second support level.

For more on the euro, see the  EUR/USD forecast.