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Second quarter of 2017 - EU28 current account surplus €41.9 bn - €39.5 bn surplus for trade in services

Brussels, 4 October 2017

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €41.9 billion (1.1% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2017, down from a surplus of €49.4 billion (1.3% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2017 and from a surplus of €58.6 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2016, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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STAT/17/3704


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