BEIJING, Oct. 19 (BBC) - China's economy continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic with growth of 4.9% for the three months of July to September.

The world's second biggest economy was the first major economy to suffer from coronavirus lockdowns.

China is now leading the charge for a recovery with its latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures for the third quarter of 2020.

However, the growth is lower than the 5.2% expected by economists.

For the first three months of this year China’s economy shrank by 6.8% when its saw nationwide shutdowns of factories and manufacturing plants.

It was the first time China’s economy contracted since it started recording quarterly figures in 1992.