GDP Growth - Fourth quarter of 2017, OECD


OECD GDP growth slows to 0.6% in fourth quarter of 2017


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19/02/2018 - Quarterly growth of real gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area slowed slightly to 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with 0.7% in the previous quarter, according to provisional estimates. 

Among the Major Seven economies, GDP growth slowed markedly in Japan (to 0.1%, compared with 0.6% in the previous quarter). It also slowed, albeit marginally, in the United States and Germany (to 0.6%, from 0.8% and 0.7% respectively in the previous quarter), and Italy (to 0.3%, from 0.4%). 

On the other hand, growth picked up slightly in France (to 0.6%, from 0.5%), and the United Kingdom (to 0.5%, from 0.4%).     

In the European Union and the euro area, growth slowed marginally (to 0.6% from 0.7%). 

Year-on-year GDP growth for the OECD area decelerated to 2.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with 2.8% in the previous quarter. Among the Major Seven economies, Germany recorded the highest annual growth (2.9%), while the United Kingdom recorded the slowest annual growth (1.5%).

‌‌OECD GDP growth slows to 0.6% in fourth quarter of 2017‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

Note: Growth rates 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




Next publication date: 23 May 2018



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