The pandemic was merciless to the UK
The second quarter of 2020 has been difficult for some global economies, as they entered pandemic induced recessions.
The latest report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the British economy underwent the biggest Q2 slump on record. In just three months, the UK economy contracted by 20.4% due to a plunge in household spending, business closure, and a fall in construction output. Also, the car manufacturing sector recorded the slowest production since 1954. The decline was slightly better than the 21.2% forecasted.
Since the beginning of the year, the economic output fell by 22.1%. But some countries had it worse, such as Spain, whose economy contracted by 22.7%.
However, there’s a silver lining for this battered economy. According to ONS, the economy grew by 1.8% in May, and 8.7% in June. For 2020, economists expect the economy to contract by 9.5%.
Sources: edition.cnn.com, bbc.com, finance.yahoo.com
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