MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter on a quarterly basis according to preliminary data from the National Statistics Institute on Thursday.
That was in line with economists polled by Reuters and the Bank of Spain, and up from an expansion of 0.1 percent registered in the third quarter.
On an annual basis, the economy shrank by 0.1 percent, lower than a 1.1 percent contraction in the previous quarter, and also in line with economists' expectations.
In 2013, the economy shrank by 1.2 percent from a year earlier.
(Reporting by Paul Day; Editing by Tracy Rucinski)