Household saving rate at record high at 24.6% in the euro area while household investment rate at record low at 7.9%

The household saving rate in the euro area was at 24.6% in the second quarter of 2020, when Member States continued to implement the COVID-19 containment measures, compared with 16.6% in the first quarter of 2020. Both the value and the quarter-over-quarter increase (+8.0 percentage points) were the highest observed since the beginning of the time series in 1999.

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