Eurostat: GDP up 0.2% in euro area and 0.3% in EU28 in fourth quarter of 2018
Eurostat, the European statistics office, has published its most recent flash estimate for GDP growth in the euro area and in the EU. According to Eurostat, seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with the previous quarter. In the third quarter of 2018, GDP had also grown by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.
Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2018, after +1.6% and +1.8% respectively in the previous quarter.
According to a first estimation of annual growth for 2018, GDP grew by 1.8% in the euro area and 1.9% in the EU28.
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