Business investment up to 25.7% in the euro area in the second quarter of 2019
In the second quarter of 2019, the business investment rate was 25.7% in the euro area, compared with 23.8% in the previous quarter.
The business profit share in the euro area was 39.2% in the second quarter of 2019, compared with 39.6% in the first quarter of 2019.
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).
Compared with data released on 26 July 2019, the investment rate of non-financial corporations for the first quarter of 2019 was revised from 23.6% to 23.8%. The profit share of non-financial corporations for the first quarter of 2019 was revised from 40.0% to 39.6%.
The complete set of sectoral data will be updated in the dedicated section of the Eurostat website on 29 October 2019.
(*) 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.