Tag: GDP

UK economy back in recession

UK economy back in recession

Provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK economy has contracted for two consecutive quarters, which means it has fallen back into recession. The economy shrank by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the latest figures show a contraction of 0.2% in the first three months of 2012 […]

April 25, 2012 More
Australia’s economy recovers in quarter two

Australia’s economy recovers in quarter two

September 7, 2011 More
UK economic growth slows to 0.2%

UK economic growth slows to 0.2%

The UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by only 0.2% in the second quarter of 2011, following an increase of 0.5% in the preceding three months. However, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlights special events that could have curbed growth, including the additional April bank holiday, the royal wedding and the after effects of […]

July 26, 2011 More
Singapore’s economy disappoints in Q2

Singapore’s economy disappoints in Q2

July 14, 2011 More
South Korean economy sees better than expected growth

South Korean economy sees better than expected growth

South Korea, which is Asia’s fourth largest economy, has experienced growth of 4.2% in the first quarter on an annual basis, according to official data today. The economy grew by 1.4% in the January to March quarter from the previous three months – the fastest rate in nine months. The better than expected growth was […]

April 27, 2011 More
UK Q4 economic growth figures revised upwards

UK Q4 economic growth figures revised upwards

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the UK economy contracted by 0.5% in the October to December period a�� slightly better than the second estimate of 0.6% but unchanged from the first estimate. Economists had expected the figures to remain unchanged. Todaya��s estimate is the third and final reading and the GDP […]

March 29, 2011 More
UK Q4 GDP final reading due this week

UK Q4 GDP final reading due this week

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will tomorrow publish its final reading of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2010. In January, the ONS revealed the UK economy contracted by 0.5% in the October to December period. Last month, the figure was revised down further to 0.6% with bad weather being attributed […]

March 28, 2011 More
UK Q4 GDP figures to be published today

UK Q4 GDP figures to be published today

The initial reading of fourth quarter economic growth will be published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Analysts expect growth to have slowed significantly to 0.2% in the quarter, down from 0.7% in the third quarter and 1.1% in the April to June period. Todaya��s estimate, however, is the first of three and […]

January 25, 2011 More
Irish economy expands 0.5% in Q3

Irish economy expands 0.5% in Q3

Irelanda��s Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today revealed Irelanda��s economy experienced growth in the July to September period. The economy expanded by 0.5% in the third quarter compared with the previous quarter – albeit, the figure was slightly below expectations. The former a�?Celtic Tigera�? economy contracted in the second quarter after emerging from recession in […]

December 16, 2010 More
US Q3 economic growth figures revised upwards

US Q3 economic growth figures revised upwards

The Commerce Department has today revealed the US economy grew by 2.5% in the July to September period a�� much faster than the 2% previously estimated and higher than economists had forecast. Todaya��s estimate is the second reading, a third and final estimate will be available next month. GDP was revised upwards due to higher […]

November 23, 2010 More
Q3 GDP figures to be published tomorrow

Q3 GDP figures to be published tomorrow

The initial reading of third quarter economic growth will be published tomorrow by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Economists expect growth to slow to 0.4% in the July to September period a�� down from 1.2% in the second quarter. However, tomorrowa��s estimate is the first of three and could be revised upwards or downwards […]

October 25, 2010 More
PM to deliver speech about the economy

PM to deliver speech about the economy

David Cameron is to deliver a speech today at the CBI’s annual conference and is expected to defend the recent spending cuts, while pledging to create a “new economic dynamism” in Britain. The Prime Minister intends to boost business confidence and growth and is expected to say: “This is an incredible opportunity for Britain – […]

UK Q2 economic growth figures remain unchanged

UK Q2 economic growth figures remain unchanged

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the UK economy grew by 1.2% in the April to June period a�� unrevised from its second estimate last month. While the reading was expected to remain the same – it represented the fastest pace in nine years and took the annual rate of growth to […]

September 28, 2010 More
Irelanda��s economy contracts 1.2% in Q2

Irelanda��s economy contracts 1.2% in Q2

Irelanda��s Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today revealed the economy contracted by 1.2% in the April to June period – surprising economists who had forecast an expansion. Furthermore, the CSO revised first quarter growth figures down from 2.7% to 2.2%. Many analysts believed the economy to be on the road to recovery but todaya��s figures […]

September 23, 2010 More
Eurozone growth forecast uplifted

Eurozone growth forecast uplifted

The European Central Bank (ECB) is feeling more optimistic about growth in the eurozone, having raised its forecast for GDP growth to between 1.4% and 1.8% for 2010, and between 0.5% and 2.3% in 2011. Explaining the revision, ECB president, Jean-Claude Trichet, said: “Euro area real GDP grew strongly on a quarterly basis, increasing by […]

Australia’s economy shows promise

Australia’s economy shows promise

Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the country’s GDP growing by 1.2% in the second quarter of 2010, compared with 0.7% in the previous three month period. The spurt, which was driven by a 1.6% increase in household expenditure and an increase in exports of 5.6%, puts economic growth at 3.3% for […]

India’s economy races ahead with 8.8% growth

India’s economy races ahead with 8.8% growth

India saw its economy grow by 8.8% in the three months to the end of June, when compared to a year earlier. GDP forged ahead at its fastest pace in over two years with the sectors registering significant growth, compared with the previous three month period, as follows: manufacturing 12.4%; trade, hotels, transport and communication […]

Japana��s slow growth pushes China into No.2 spot

Japana��s slow growth pushes China into No.2 spot

Official figures today have revealed Japanese economic growth slowed in the April to June period. The economy expanded by just 0.1% in the three month period a�� far less than expected by analysts. Meanwhile, on an annual basis, the economy grew by 0.4% in the quarter, down from a revised 4.4% in the previous three […]

France GDP set to slow in third quarter

France GDP set to slow in third quarter

The Bank of France has predicted the French economy will grow by 0.3% in the July to September quarter, following growth of 0.4% in the second quarter. The recovery of the euro zonea��s second largest economy is therefore likely to lose a little momentum, partly due to a slowdown in industry production at the start […]

ONS to publish UK Q2 economic growth figures today

ONS to publish UK Q2 economic growth figures today

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is scheduled to publish GDP figures for the second quarter today – the first G7 country to do so. Analysts expect growth of 0.6% for the April to June quarter – which would represent the strongest performance since before the credit crunch. Strong growth is expected to come from […]