TABLE-Germany cuts 2018, 2019 growth forecasts to 1.8 pct

BERLIN, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The German government has lowered its economic growth forecast for this year to 1.8 percent from 2.3 percent previously, the Economy Ministry said on Thursday. It expects Europe's biggest economy to expand also by 1.8 percent in both 2019 and 2020. Below are details of the government's autumn economic forecasts (changes are year-on-year and in percent, unless specified otherwise; values in brackets show figures from government's spring forecast for comparison).

2018 2019 GDP, adjusted for prices +1.8 (+2.3) +1.8 (+2.1) Private consumption +1.6 +2.0 State consumption +1.4 +2.5 Gross capital investment +3.0 +2.7 - Equipment investment +4.5 +2.6 - Construction investment +3.0 +3.0 Domestic demand +2.0 +2.2 Exports +2.8 +3.7 Imports +3.6 +4.9 Inflation * +1.9 +2.0 Unemployment (mlns) 2.35 mln 2.24 mln Employment (mlns) 44.9 mln 45.3 mln * non-harmonised consumer price index

(Reporting by Berlin Newsroom)