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Provision of deficit and debt data for 2017 - first notification - Euro area and EU28 government deficit at 0.9% and 1.0% of GDP respectively - Government debt at 86.7% and 81.6%

Brussels, 23 April 2018

In 2017, the government deficit and debt of both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 decreased in relative terms compared with 2016. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio fell from 1.5% in 2016 to 0.9% in 2017, and in the EU28 from 1.6% to 1.0%. In the euro area the government debt to GDP ratio declined from 89.0% at the end of 2016 to 86.7% at the end of 2017, and in the EU28 from 83.3% to 81.6%.

 

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STAT/18/3504


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