Budgetary balance in the European Union and the Euro area from 2008 to 2018 in relation to the gross domestic product
(GDP)
Budgetary balance in EU and Euro area in relation to gross domestic product (GDP)2018
The statistic displays the budgetary balance in the European Union and the Euro area from 2008 to 2018 in relation to the gross domestic product (GDP). A positive value indicates a budget surplus, while a negative value indicates a budget deficit. In 2018, the public deficit in the EU amounted to 0.6 percent of the GDP.
Budgetary balance in the European Union and the Euro area from 2008 to 2018 in relation to the gross domestic product
(GDP)
EUEuro area
2018-0.6%-0.5%
2017-1%-1%
2016-1.7%-1.6%
2015-2.3%-2%
2014-2.9%-0.25%
2013-3.3%-3.1%
2012-4.3%-3.7%
2011-4.6%-4.2%
2010-6.4%-6.2%
2009-6.6%-6.2%
2008-2.5%-2.2%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

EU

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The data obtained prior to 2009 was taken from respective Eurostat publications.

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Budgetary balance in EU and Euro area in relation to gross domestic product (GDP)2018
The statistic displays the budgetary balance in the European Union and the Euro area from 2008 to 2018 in relation to the gross domestic product (GDP). A positive value indicates a budget surplus, while a negative value indicates a budget deficit. In 2018, the public deficit in the EU amounted to 0.6 percent of the GDP.
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