Eurozone gross domestic product grew at its fastest pace in more than three years in Q2, official figures show.
European Union statistics agency Eurostat said GDP in the 16-nation zone grew 1% versus Q1 and 1.7% against the same period last year.
In addition, revised figures for the first quarter put growth at 0.5% instead of the original 0.2% estimate.
The Q2 growth outpaced that in the US, where GDP increased 0.32% against the same period last year.
Better than expected economic growth in Germany was largely responsible for the improved estimates.
Second-quarter GDP data published earlier today showed the German economy grew 2.2% versus Q1, its fastest pace since reunification in 1990. Elsewhere, French GDP rose a better-than-expected 0.6%.
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