Belgian Economy Grew in 2Q as Pandemic Restrictions Were Eased
By Maria Martinez
The Belgian economy grew in the second quarter thanks to the
gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions, the National Bank of
Belgium said Thursday.
The country's gross domestic product grew 1.4% compared with the
previous quarter, the central bank said.
According to a first estimate, value added was up on the
previous quarter by 1.1 % in industry, 0.5 % in construction and
1.4% in services, the report said.
The agency also revised data for the first quarter of 2021.
Following the revision, the data showed that Belgium's GDP grew
1.1% compared with a first estimate of 0.6% growth.
Compared with the second quarter of 2020, which was seriously
affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the economy grew 14.5%, the
National Bank of Belgium said.
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