At the end of the second quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at
89.1%, compared with 89.2% at the end of the first quarter of 2017. In the EU28, the ratio also decreased, from
83.6% to 83.4%. Compared with the second quarter of 2016, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the
euro area (from 90.8% to 89.1%) and the EU28 (from 83.8% to 83.4%).