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First quarter of 2017 compared with fourth quarter of 2016-Government debt up to 89.5% of GDP in euro area-Up to 84.1% of GDP in EU28

Brussels, 20 July 2017

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 89.5%, compared with 89.2% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016. In the EU28, the ratio also increased from 83.6% to 84.1%. Compared with the first quarter of 2016, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 91.2% to 89.5%) and the EU28 (from 84.3% to 84.1%).

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STAT/17/2101


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