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GDP fell by 3.8% in the euro area and by 3.3% in the EU in Q1 2020, compared with the previous quarter, according to Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities. In comparison with the same quarter of the previous year, seasonally adjusted GDP in the euro area and the EU fell by 3.2% and by 2.6%, respectively in Q1 2020.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced that German GDP, with the price-adjusted, decreased by 1.9% in Q1 2020 compared with Q1 2019. After adjustment for price, seasonal and calendar variations, German economy fell by 2.2% Q1 2020 on the previous quarter.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, seasonally adjusted, Australia’s unemployment rate was 6.2% in April 2020. The number of unemployed persons increased by 104,500 to 823,300 in the same month.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the consumer price index for Germany in April 2020 was up by 0.9% year-on-year. Compared to March 2020, the consumer price index rose by 0.4% in April 2020.
 According to UK National Statistics Office, UK's trade deficit on goods and services was estimated at £6.7 billion in March 2020. Export values decreased by 12.9% and import values decreased by 3.5% compared with February 2020.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's exports decreased by 7.9% in March 2020 year on year, while imports decreased by 4.5%. Upon calendar and seasonal adjustment, March’s exports fell by 11.8% month on month while imports fell by 5.1%. Trade surplus reached EUR12.8 billion in March 2020.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, seasonally adjusted, Australia’s retail trade figures show that sales rose 8.5% in March 2020 compared to February 2020, following a rise of 0.6% in February 2020.
According to Eurostat, the volume of retail trade fell by 9.2% in the euro area and by 8.2% in the EU in March 2020, over a year earlier. Compared with February, the volume of retail trade decreased by 11.2% in the euro area and by 10.4% in the EU in March 2020.
 The US Department of Commerce announced that the US trade deficit in goods and services increased by 11.6% year-on-year to US$44.4 billion in March 2020. Exports of goods and services fell by 9.6% year-on-year to US$187.7 billion, while imports of goods and services fell by 6.2% to US$232.2 billion over a year earlier.
Eurostat released that the unemployment rate of member countries in the European Union was 6.6% in March 2020, down from 6.9% in March 2019. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area was 7.4% in March 2020, down from 7.7% in March 2019.
According to the report released by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japanese retail sales fell by 4.6% in March 2020 compared with the same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales fell by 4.5% compared with February 2020.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the unemployment rate of Germany was 3.5% in March 2020. The number of unemployed persons was 1.53 million in the same period.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's retail turnover decreased by 2.8% year on year in real terms in March 2020. Compared to the previous month, March turnover fell by 5.6% adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.3% in the quarter ended 31 March 2020. The CPI rose 2.2% over the twelve months to the March 2020 quarter.
According to Ministry of Finance of Japan, Japan's exports fell by 1.0% in February 2020 over a year earlier, imports decreased by 13.9%. Japan's merchandise trade surplus was 1,106.6 billion yen in February 2020.
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