The French economy expanded in the third quarter, beating economists’ forecasts amid strong domestic demand.
The eurozone’s second-largest economy grew 0.2% in the third quarter, French statistics agency Insee said Friday in a first estimate for the period. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast the economy would grow by 0.1% on quarter.
Year on year, the economy expanded by 1.0% in the third quarter.
Domestic demand contributed 0.4% to GDP growth, while trade was a drag for growth.
Spain and Germany are also scheduled to release figures on gross domestic product Friday.
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