Households in the Eurozone save 12.2% of their income - Finance and Markets

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The household savings in the Eurozone reached 12.2% of disposable income in Q4 2017, shows the initial data of Eurostat. Compared to the third quarter, there was a slight increase, when the share reached 12%. The investments, however, remain at the same level – 8.8% in the fourth quarter. Household investments are primarily focused on the purchase or home renovation, notes the European Statistical Office in its methodology.
The business investment in the Eurozone reached 22.8% in the fourth quarter of 2017. In the previous quarter their share was 22.5%.
The business profit share in the Eurozone was 41.1% in Q4 of 2017, compared with 41.3% in Q3 of 2017.
Eurostat measures investment by non-financial corporations in fixed assets – buildings and equipment.
In Germany, the production in industry was down by 1.6% in February from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).