Household saving rate all time high at 16.9% in the euro area while household investment rate down to 8.7%

The household saving rate in the euro area was at 16.9% in the first quarter of 2020, when Member States began to widely introduce COVID-19 containment measures in March 2020, compared with 12.7% in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was the highest increase since the beginning of the series in 1999.

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