Business investment rate up to 23.5% in the euroarea, household saving rate at 12% in Q4 0216

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the business investment rate was 23.5% in the euro area, compared with 22.0% in the previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 41.0% in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with 40.7% in the third quarter of 2016.

Meanwhile the household saving rate in the euro area was 12.0% in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with 12.3% in the third quarter of 2016. The household investment rate in the euro area was 8.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with 8.6% in the previous quarter.

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).

Source: Cyprus News Agency