Vietnam’s gross domestic product advanced by 2.62% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, accelerating from a marginally revised 0.39% growth in the previous period, as the economy gradually returned to normal conditions, after implementing the lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the preliminary estimate showed. The economy growth in the third quarter of this year, however, remains significantly lower than an expansion of 7.31% recorded at the same period last year, before the pandemic. Considering the first nine months of 2020, the economy expanded 2.12% from a year earlier.