15/06/2017 - Growth of real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the G20 area* was stable, at 0.9%, in the first quarter of 2017, according to provisional estimates.
Growth picked up in Korea (to 1.1%, from 0.5%) and, to a lesser extent, in Canada (to 0.9%, from 0.7%), Germany (to 0.6%, from 0.4%), and Italy (to 0.4%, from 0.3%). Real GDP also grew by 1.0% in Brazil, following eight consecutive quarters of contraction.
Growth was unchanged in India (at 1.5%), Indonesia (1.2%), Mexico (0.7%), the European Union (0.6%), and Japan (0.3%).
On the other hand, economic growth slowed markedly in Turkey (to 1.4%, from 3.4%) and Australia (to 0.3%, from 1.1%). Growth also weakened in the United Kingdom (to 0.2%, from 0.7%), China (to 1.3%, from 1.7%), the United States (to 0.3%, from 0.5%) and France (to 0.4%, from 0.5%). In South Africa, GDP contracted further (to minus 0.2%, compared with a drop of 0.1% in the previous quarter).
Year-on-year GDP growth for the G20 area* increased to 3.4% in the first quarter of 2017 (from 3.3% in the previous quarter), with China (6.9%) and India (6.2%) recording the highest growth rates and Brazil the lowest rate (minus 0.4%).
Link to underlying data - Source: Quarterly National Accounts