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Fourth quarter of 2017 compared with third quarter of 2017 - Government debt fell to 86.7% of GDP in euro area - Down to 81.6% of GDP in EU28

Brussels, 24 April 2018

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 86.7%, compared with 88.1% at the end of the third quarter of 2017. In the EU28, the ratio also decreased from 82.4% to 81.6%. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2016, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 89.0% to 86.7%) and the EU28 (from 83.3% to 81.6%).

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STAT/18/3528


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