Agencia EFEJanuary 30, 2014 16:46
Madrid, Jan 30 (EFE).- Spain's economy expanded by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter, although it shrank 1.2 percent for all of 2013, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Thursday.
The INE said Spain's exports grew last year but that gains in that sector were not enough to offset an annual drop in domestic consumption and investment.
The institute's figures were in line with those released last week by Spain's central bank.
Spain's government, meanwhile, had forecast a slightly bigger drop of 1.3 percent in Spain's 2013 gross domestic product.