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  • Eurozone GDP (QoQ) (Q2):  -11.8% actual vs -12.1% expected.
  • Bloc’s GDP (YoY) (Q2): -14.7% actual vs. -15% expected.
  • EUR/USD unmoved on data, as the dollar demand dominates.

Eurozone economy contracted less-than-expected in the second quarter, the third estimate released by Eurostat showed on Tuesday.

The bloc’s quarterly reading came in at -11.8%, beating expectation of -12.1% and -12.1% reported in the preliminary reading. The annualized figure arrived at -14.7% vs. -15% expected and -15% last.

Meanwhile, the number of employed persons in the Eurozone decreased by 2.9% QoQ in Q2 vs. -2.8% expected and -2.8% previous.

About Eurozone GDP

The Gross Domestic Product released by the Eurostat is a measure of the total value of all goods and services produced by the Eurozone. The GDP is considered as a broad measure of the Eurozone economic activity and health. Usually, a rising trend has a positive effect on the EUR, while a falling trend is seen as negative (or bearish).