Business investment rate up to 23.3% in the euro area

investment rate

In the third quarter of 2018, the business investment rate was 23.3% in the euro area, compared with 23.0% in the previous quarter.

The business profit share in the euro area was 40.3% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with 40.6% in the second quarter of 2018. These data come from a first release of seasonally adjusted quarterly European sector accounts from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, and the European Central Bank (ECB).

Revisions and timetable
Compared with data released on 26 October 2018, the investment rate of non-financial corporations for the second quarter of 2018 has been revised from 22.9% to 23.0%.The profit share of non-financial corporations for the second quarter of 2018 has been revised from 40.8% to 40.6%.

The complete set of sectoral data will be updated in the dedicated section of the Eurostat website on 29 January 2019.

Click here to access the full figures released by Eurostat.

Geographical information
The euro area (EA19) consists of 19 Member States: Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland, plus the European Central Bank and the European Stability Mechanism.

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