Seasonally adjusted GDP jumped by 0.6% in both the euro area (EA19) and in the EU28 in the final three months of 2017, according to a preliminary flash estimate published by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. That surge in fourth quarter growth contributed to a headline average growth rate in both zones of 2.5% for the whole of 2017, Eurostat said.
Commenting on today’s flash estimate, Barret Kupelian, senior economist at PwC, said:
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