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Spain’s economy grew by 0.5% in second quarter of 2023

22 September , 2023  

Spain’s economy grew by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2023 compared to the previous quarter, according to revised data from the INE statistics agency.

Earlier, an increase of 0.4% was announced. At the same time, analysts did not expect a revision, Trading Economics reports.

Business investment increased by 1.9%, including 3.6% in the construction sector. Consumer spending increased by 0.9%, government spending by 1.6%.

Meanwhile, exports declined by 3.1%, while imports fell by 2%.

Data for the first quarter were also improved: GDP growth was 0.6%, not 0.5%.

The Spanish economy grew by 2.2% in April-June compared to the same period last year, not 1.8% as previously reported. In the first quarter, the growth was 4.2%.

The Bank of Spain predicts a further slowdown in the country’s economic growth in the third quarter to 0.3%. By the end of 2023, GDP is expected to increase by 2.3%.

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