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Third quarter of 2018 - EU28 current account surplus €38.7 bn - €49.3 bn surplus for trade in services

Brussels, 14 January 2019

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €38.7 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2018, down from a surplus of €59.9 billion (1.5% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2018 and from a surplus of €60.4 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2017, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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STAT/19/365


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