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First quarter of 2018 - EU28 current account surplus €63.9 bn - €47.5 bn surplus for trade in services

Brussels, 5 July 2018

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €63.9 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2018, down from a surplus of €68.0 billion (1.8% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2017 and up from a surplus of €43.9 billion (1.2% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2017, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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STAT/18/4368


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