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%).
- Eurostat/Euro area government deficit at 0.5% and EU28 at 0.7% of GDP/21 October 2019
- Eurostat/Government debt up to 85.9% of GDP in euro area /July 2019