German economy grew by 8.5% in third quarter

 German economy grew by 8.5% in third quarter

November 24, 2020

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s gross domestic product grew by a record 8.5% in the third quarter as Europe’s largest economy partly recovered from an unprecedented plunge caused by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring, the statistics office said on Tuesday.

The reading marked an upward-revision to an earlier flash estimate of 8.2% quarter-on-quarter growth in the July-September period and followed a 9.8% plunge in the second quarter.

(Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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