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Third quarter of 2014 compared with second quarter of 2014 - Government debt fell to 92.1% of GDP in euro area - Down to 86.6% in EU28

Brussels, 22 January 2015

At the end of the third quarter of 2014, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA18) stood at 92.1%, compared with 92.7% at the end of the second quarter of 2014. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 87.0% to 86.6%. This decrease in the EU28 government debt to GDP ratio comes after fifteen consecutive quarters of increase. Compared with the third quarter of 2013, the government debt to GDP ratio rose in both the euro area (from 91.1% to 92.1%) and the EU28 (from 85.3% to 86.6%).

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