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Eurozone sinks into recession as cost of living crisis takes toll

By Richard Partington

08 Jun 2023 · 2 min read

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  1. Eurozone GDP shrank 0.1% in first quarter of 2023 and in the final three months of 2022, after revisions to earlier estimates.

The eurozone slipped into recession in the first three months of the year, after official figures were revised to show the bloc’s economy shrank as the rising cost of living weighed on consumer spending.

Figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency, showed gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 0.1% in the first quarter of 2023 and the final three months of 2022 after revisions to earlier estimates. A technical recession is generally defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth.

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