Eurozone fiscal deficit declines in Q1

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The eurozone’s fiscal deficit declined in the first quarter of 2021, data published today (July 22) by Eurostat shows.

The bloc’s seasonally adjusted deficit was recorded at 7.4% of GDP, down from 8.1% in the last quarter of 2020. The main reason for this decline is lower public spending, because revenue remained stable.

From January to March this year, governments’ revenues represented 46.6% of the eurozone’s GDP, unchanged from the previous quarter. Public spending reached 54%.

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