Germany’s latest economic figures are making CEE countries giddy with hope. Most nations in the CEE region have only small domestic markets, making exports the only possible motor of economic growth. Germany's economy is gaining momentum - meaning the country that buys a third of the Czech Republic's exports and a quarter of Hungary's and Poland's may be in a money-spending mood. The Ifo business climate has been improving for eight months straight and GDP has risen in the past two quarters, compared to the previous quarter. While German imports increased in September, their volume is still 16% (€11 billion) less than a year ago.