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Northern Ireland economy 'worst of all G20 countries last year'

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Dr Esmond Birnie

Dr Esmond Birnie

Dr Esmond Birnie

A Northern Ireland economist estimates that Northern Ireland suffered the biggest economic contraction out of all G20 countries during 2020.

Dr Esmond Birnie, senior economist at Ulster University and Senior Research Fellow at Pivotal NI Policy Forum, estimates that NI suffered a GDP decline of 12% comparative to the UK-wide fall of 9.9%.

This puts it at the bottom of the 19 largest economies in the world in terms of size of GDP.


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