First published on
08 November 2018
Institutional Paper 089

European Economic Forecast. Autumn 2018


Growth in the euro area is forecast to ease from a 10-year high of 2.4% in 2017 to 2.1% in 2018 before moderating further to 1.9% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020. The same pattern is expected for the EU27, with growth forecast at 2.1% in 2018, 2.0% in 2019 and 1.9% in 2020.


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Institutional Paper 089. November 2018. Brussels. PDF. 220pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.

KC-BC-18-021-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-77470-6 (online)
ISSN 2443-8014 (online)
doi:10.2765/020511 (online)


European Economy Institutional Papers are important reports analysing the economic situation and economic developments prepared by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, which serve to underpin economic policy-making by the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. Views expressed in unofficial documents do not necessarily represent the views of the European Commission.


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