SPAIN’S economy grew by 2.5% last year, new figures have revealed. 

The number is lower than the 3% registered in the past three years but still far outpaces the euro zone average.

The last three months of 2018 saw a 0.7% surge in economic growth, fuelled by an increase in exports and consumer spending.

The euro zone average in the last quarter was a much a lower 0.2%.

The region suffered with political uncertainty in Italy, which this morning entered into a recession.

France also saw the disruptive yellow vest protests while Germany’s auto industry struggled with new environmental laws.

Spain’s economy is expected to grow by 2.2% this year.

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