In the third quarter of 2020, seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 12.6% in the euro area and by 11.6% in the EU compared with the previous quarter.
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The IHS Markit Global Business Outlook Survey – based on responses from 12,000 companies between October 9-29 – recorded the strongest degree of optimism among companies since late-2018.
The COVID-19 survey, undertaken in late-October, asked 6,653 companies in 12 countries to report whether their output had risen or fallen since the start of the pandemic.
Economic activity in Europe suffered a severe shock in the first half of the year and rebounded strongly in the third quarter as containment measures were gradually lifted.
World Trade Statistical Review 2020 looks into the latest developments in world trade, with a detailed analysis of the most recent trends for trade in goods and services.
Italy was one of the first EU countries to have to face and deal with the pandemic triggered by the coronavirus. The lockdown enforced by the authorities in the early months of 2020, just like for all other manufacturing businesses,…