PARIS--The French economy grew 0.2% quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter, statistics agency Insee said Friday, confirming an earlier reading.

The soft economic growth came after a slight contraction in the second quarter as terror attacks dragged on the country's tourism industry and agricultural output waned.

In the third quarter, consumer spending rose only 0.1% and investment 0.3%. Business investment recorded zero growth in the third quarter after a slight contraction in the second.

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December 23, 2016 03:26 ET (08:26 GMT)

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