Business investment down, household saving rate stable

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The business investment rate went down while the household saving rate remained stable in the euro area according to the latest figures.

According to Eurostat, in the third quarter of 2019, the business investment rate was 23.7% in the euro area, compared with 25.5% in the previous quarter.  The business profit share in the euro area remained stable at 39.2% in the third quarter of 2019.

The household saving rate in the euro area was 13.0% in the third quarter of 2019, compared with 13.1% in the second quarter of 2019.

The household investment rate in the euro area was 9.1% in the third quarter of 2019, compared with 9.0% 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).