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21 Jan 2019

Eurostat publishes third quarter 2018 figures on government deficit and government debt

Eurostat, the European statistics office, has published its figures for the third quarter of 2018 regarding government deficit and government debt to GDP in the euro area and in the EU. At the end of the third quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio decreased slightly in both the euro area (from 86.3% to 86.1%) and the EU28 (from 81.0% to 80.8%). Compared with the third quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 88.2% to 86.1%) and the EU28 (from 82.5% to 80.8%).

In the third quarter of 2018, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.5% in the euro area (EA19), an increase compared with 0.3% in the second quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.6%, an increase compared with 0.4% in the previous quarter.

For more information:

Eurostat press release on government deficit

Eurostat press release on government debt

 

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