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Malta’s GDP growth second highest in EU

Economic growth figures released by the EU statistical agency for the third quarter put Malta in second place after Romania

7 December 2017, 12:05pm
Growth in the third quarter was second highest in the EU
Growth in the third quarter was second highest in the EU
With GDP growth standing at 7.7% in the third quarter, Malta’s was the second fastest growing economy, figures out today show.

Average growth across the EU stood at 2.6% in the third quarter, according to Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency.

Romania, with GDP growth of 8.6% topped the chart, followed by Malta. Third in line was Latvia with growth at 6.2%.

The Eurostat figures come a day after the National Statistics Office reported third quarter growth at 7.7%, which is a record for this time of the year. Growth in the first quarter stood at 6.1% and that in the second quarter at 7.7%.

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