Government debt down to 86.4% of GDP in euro area

At the end of the second quarter of 2019, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 86.4%, compared with 86.5% at the end of the first quarter of 2019. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 81.1% to 80.5%. Compared with the second quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 87.3% to 86.4%) and the EU28 (from 81.5% to 80.5%).

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