At the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 86.7%,
compared with 88.1% at the end of the third quarter of 2017. In the EU28, the ratio also decreased from 82.4% to
81.6%. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2016, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area
(from 89.0% to 86.7%) and the EU28 (from 83.3% to 81.6%).
- Eurostat/Government debt up to 89.5% of GDP in euro area/20 July 2017
- Eurostat/Debt mainly held by non-residents in half of the EU Member States/20 June 2017