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GDP growth weakens in a majority of G-20 economies

Quarterly GDP in volume terms for the G-20 economies 
Percentage change on the previous quarter, s.a.


18/12/2018 - Growth of real gross domestic product (GDP) in the G20 area eased to 0.8% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with 1.0% in the previous quarter, according to provisional estimates. 

GDP contracted in four G-20 countries in the third quarter of 2018, following growth in the previous quarter. Turkey recorded the sharpest contraction (minus 1.1%), on the back of the Lira’s significant depreciation in August, followed by Japan (minus 0.6%, compared with 0.7% in the previous quarter), Germany (minus 0.2%, compared with 0.5%) and Italy (minus 0.1%, compared with 0.2%). 


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