Japan's GDP grows 2.1% in Q1 – The Economic Newspaper

Japan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 2.1% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period last year, the Japanese government said on Monday.

Compared with the previous quarter, the third world economy grew 0.5% between January and March.

Year-on-year growth was boosted by a sharp increase in government spending of 6.2%, offsetting a 9.4% drop in exports and household overheads (0.3%), the Japanese executive said.

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