Economy

Quarterly National Accounts - GDP Growth - First Quarter 2012, OECD

 

Continued divergence in GDP growth rates among OECD countries in first quarter of 2012

 

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25/05/2012 - Provisional estimates show that quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area grew by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2012, up from 0.3% in the previous quarter.

The OECD total continues to mask diverging patterns among member countries. Positive growth rates were recorded in Japan (1.0%), Germany (0.5%) and the United States (0.5%). Economic activity remained weak in the Euro area and the European Union as a whole.

Gross domestic product

Percentage change on the previous quarter, seasonally adjusted data

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Note: Growth rate presented in this chart are based on data with more than one decimal.

Link to underlying data - Source: Quarterly National Accounts: Quarterly growth rates of real GDP

 

       
 

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Next publication date: 27 August 2012

 
 

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