Euro area and EU27 government debt nearly stable at 90.0% and 85.1% of GDP respectively
At the end of the third quarter of 2012, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA17) stood at 90.0%, compared with 89.9% at the end of the second quarter of 2012. In the EU27 the ratio was 85.1%, compared with 85.0%. Compared with the third quarter of 2011, the government debt to GDP ratio rose in both the euro area (from 86.8% to 90.0%) and the EU27 (from 81.5% to 85.1%). These data are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.