Household saving and investment rates stable; while business investment rate trends downwards for Q3 2017

Date: January 15,2018

Household saving rate which is a necessary source of funds for both the Government and the private sector has remain stable in the Euro area for the third quarter of 2017, as reported by the statistical office of European Union, Eurostat. This fact coincides with a reduction in business investment within the Euro area (from 23.1% in 2016 to 22.4% in 2017) for the same quarter.

At the same time, as reported by the statistical office, household investment rate in the euro area was 8.8% in the third quarter of 2017, a slight increase, compared with 8.7% in the previous quarter. Below are charts showing household saving and investment rate in Euro

Household saving rate and investment rate in the euro area (seasonally adjusted)


                                           Investment rate of non-financial corporations in the euro area

                                                                                (seasonally adjusted)

Source: Euro stats

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