France’s economy contracted by 13.8% in the second quarter of this year, amid nationwide lockdown measures imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Official growth statistics show that the shutdown of non-essential activities between mid-March and May hit almost every area of the economy.

According to the figures, the gradual ending of restrictions did lead to a slight recovery in May and June. The slump follows a 5.9% contraction in the first quarter.

Source : CNN


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