The Euro Area economy shrank 0.7 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2020, slightly less than forecasts of a 1 percent plunge, and following a downwardly revised 12.4 percent record growth in the previous period. The contraction was due to COVID-19 containment measures, preliminary estimates showed. Among the bloc's biggest economies, Italy contracted 2 percent and France 1.3 percent while Germany (0.1 percent) and Spain (0.4 percent) managed to avoid the contraction. However, the outlook for Q1 2021 is not bright as many countries reinforced restrictions and imposed lockdowns aiming to stop the spread of the pandemic. Considering full 2020, the Euro Area economy shrank 6.8 percent. source: EUROSTAT

GDP Growth Rate in the Euro Area averaged 0.34 percent from 1995 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 12.40 percent in the third quarter of 2020 and a record low of -11.70 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - Euro Area GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Euro Area GDP Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

GDP Growth Rate in Euro Area is expected to be -2.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in Euro Area to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area GDP Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.70 12.40 12.40 -11.70 1995 - 2020 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-30 10:00 AM QoQ Flash Q3 12.7% -11.8% 9.4% 7.5%
2020-11-13 10:00 AM QoQ 2nd Est Q3 12.6% -11.8% 12.7% 12.7%
2020-12-08 10:00 AM QoQ 3rd Est Q3 12.5% -11.7% 12.6% 12.6%
2021-02-02 10:00 AM QoQ Flash Q4 -0.7% 12.4% -1% -2.2%
2021-02-16 10:00 AM QoQ 2nd Est Q4 12.4% -0.7% -0.7%
2021-03-09 10:00 AM QoQ 3rd Est Q4 12.4%
2021-04-30 09:00 AM QoQ Flash Q1
2021-05-18 09:00 AM QoQ 2nd Est Q1


News Stream
Eurozone Economy Shrinks Less than Expected
The Euro Area economy shrank 0.7 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2020, slightly less than forecasts of a 1 percent plunge, and following a downwardly revised 12.4 percent record growth in the previous period. The contraction was due to COVID-19 containment measures, preliminary estimates showed. Among the bloc's biggest economies, Italy contracted 2 percent and France 1.3 percent while Germany (0.1 percent) and Spain (0.4 percent) managed to avoid the contraction. However, the outlook for Q1 2021 is not bright as many countries reinforced restrictions and imposed lockdowns aiming to stop the spread of the pandemic. Considering full 2020, the Euro Area economy shrank 6.8 percent.
2021-02-02
Eurozone Q3 GDP Growth Revised Slightly Lower
The Eurozone economy grew by 12.5 percent in the three months to September 2020, recovering from a record slump of 11.7 percent in the previous period and compared with a second estimate of a 12.6 percent advance. It was the steepest pace of expansion since 1995, boosted by a rebound in activity and demand as lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic were gradually lifted. Year-on-year, the GDP shrank by 4.3 percent, easing from a record contraction of 14.7 percent in the second quarter.
2020-12-08
Eurozone Q3 GDP Growth Revised Slightly Lower
The Eurozone economy grew by 12.6 percent in the three months to September 2020, recovering from a record 11.8 percent slump in the previous period and compared with early estimates of a 12.7 percent advance. It was the steepest pace of expansion since 1995, boosted by a rebound in activity and demand as lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic were gradually lifted. All major economies in the region posted record GDP expansion rates: France (18.2 percent vs -13.7 percent in Q2); Spain (16.7 percent vs -17.8 percent); Italy (16.1 percent vs -13.0 percent); and Germany (8.2 percent vs -9.8 percent). Year-on-year, the GDP shrank by 4.4 percent, easing from a record contraction of 14.8 percent in the second quarter.
2020-11-13
Eurozone GDP Expands at Record 12.7% in Q3
The Eurozone economy grew by 12.7 percent in the three months to September 2020, recovering from a record slump of 11.8 percent seen during the second quarter and easily beating market expectations of 9.4 percent, a preliminary estimate showed. That was the steepest pace of expansion since comparable data started to being collected in 1995, boosted by a rebound in activity and global demand after European countries lifted lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. All major economies in the region posted record GDP expansion: France (18.2 percent vs -13.7 percent in Q2); Spain (16.7 percent vs -17.8 percent); Italy (16.1 percent vs -13.0 percent); and Germany (8.2 percent vs -9.8 percent). Year-on-year, the GDP shrank by 4.3 percent, easing from a record contraction of 14.8 percent in the second quarter.
2020-10-30

Euro Area GDP Growth Rate
The Euro Area is an economic and monetary union of 19 European countries that adopted the euro as their currency. It is the second largest economy in the world and if it was a country it would be the third most populous with 341 million inhabitants. Germany, France, Italy and Spain are the most important economies accounting respectively for 29 percent, 20 percent, 15 percent and 10 percent of the bloc’s GDP.