13 August 2010 11:13 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1% in both the euro area and in the 27-member European Union (EU), statistics agency Eurostat said on Friday.
In the first quarter, growth rates were 0.2% in both zones, it added.
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Compared with the same quarter in 2009, GDP increased by 1.7% in both the euro area and the EU in the second quarter of 2010.
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