The United Kingdom has officially fallen into recession for the first time in 11 years due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
pay attention:Turn on our notifications, follow us on all our social media platforms for daily update.The Office for National Statistics said the UK gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have fallen by a record 20.4% in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2020, marking the second consecutive quarterly decline after GDP fell by 2.2% in the previous quarter (Jan to Mar) 2020.
This plunged the UK into its first technical recession, defined as two straight quarters of economic decline since 2009.
Jonathan Athow, the deputy national statistician for economic statistics, said the economy bounced back in June after the monthly gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 8.7% following growth of 2.4% in May 2020, but it wasn’t enough to recover the lost output earlier in the year.
“The economy began to bounce back in June with shops reopening, factories beginning to ramp up production and housebuilding continuing to recover.
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“Despite this, gross domestic product (GDP) in June still remains a sixth below its level in February, before the virus struck.”