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Third quarter of 2018 compared with second quarter of 2018 - Government debt down to 86.1% of GDP in euro area - Down to 80.8% of GDP in EU28

Brussels, 21 January 2019

At the end of the third quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 86.1%, compared with 86.3% at the end of the second quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 81.0% to 80.8%. Compared with the third quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 88.2% to 86.1%) and the EU28 (from 82.5% to 80.8%).

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