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Euro area government deficit at 0.5% and EU28 at 0.6% of GDP

Euro area government deficit at 0.5% and EU28 at 0.6% of GDP

In 2018, the government deficit and debt of both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 decreased in relative terms compared with 2017. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio fell from 1.0% in 2017 to 0.5% in 2018, and in the EU28 from 1.0% to 0.6%. In the euro area the government debt to GDP ratio declined from 87.1% at the end of 2017 to 85.1% at the end of 2018, and in the EU28 from 81.7% to 80.0%.

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Release date: 23/04/2019
 

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Product Code: 2-23042019-AP
Theme: Economy and finance
Collection: News releases