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First quarter of 2017 - EU28 current account surplus €58.9 bn - €38.8 bn surplus for trade in services

Brussels, 5 July 2017

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €58.9 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2017, up from a surplus of €52.9 billion (1.4% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2016 and from a surplus of €57.4 billion (1.5% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2016, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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STAT/17/1913


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