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The British Statistical Office confirms that the country's economy contracted by 2.9% in January

The British economy shrank by 2.9% in January, after most regions of the country entered a new lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to official figures on Friday.


The Office for National Statistics said, in a statement, that gross domestic product declined, after recording an improvement of 1.2% in December.



He noted that the restrictions imposed by the government had reduced economic activity, as it imposed restrictions at different levels in the four regions that make up the United Kingdom in January.


The economy has contracted by 9%, compared to what it was in February 2020 before the impact of the pandemic.


Most parts of the United Kingdom imposed a strict lockdown in early January. To curb the spread of a mutated version of the Corona virus, the most contagious.