Portugal 'middle of the table' in second quarter GDP growth – Jornal Económico

Portugal posted a quarter-on-quarter GDP growth above the performance of the Eurozone and the European Union as a whole in the following quarter, Eurostat said on Friday.

Quarterly statistics from the European body confirm growth of 0.2% in both the single currency group and total EU economies, while Portugal recorded a growth rate of 0.5% over the previous quarter.

In the set of 25 European countries for which Eurostat obtained data for the second quarter, Portugal ranked 13th in terms of chain growth.

Hungary recorded the highest growth compared to the previous quarter (+ 1.1%), followed by Romania (+ 1%) Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania and Poland (all + 0.8%). The decreases were observed in the United Kingdom (-0.2%), Germany and Sweden (both-0.1%). In Italy there was a stagnation.

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