Markets Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Currency 1.11 1.1 1.1 1.09 1.09 1.08
Stock Market (points) 3479.20 3483 3440 3398 3357 3276
Government Bond 10Y (%) -0.31 0.01 0.03 0.04 0.06 0.07
Overview Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
GDP Growth Rate (%) 0.20 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 1.20 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 0.9
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.60 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3
Inflation Rate (%) 1.42 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 0.08 0 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3
Interest Rate (%) 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Balance of Trade (EUR Million) -98.30 1495 980 980 580 1090
Current Account (EUR Million) 869.00 -1300 -250 220 -500 -280
Current Account to GDP (%) -1.30 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.8
Government Debt to GDP (%) 102.00 101 101 100 100 100
Government Budget (% of GDP) -0.70 -1.1 -1.1 -1.3 -1.3 -1.3
Business Confidence (Index Points) -5.80 -3.2 -3.5 -4 -4.8 -6.5
Consumer Confidence (Percentage Points) -9.00 -4 -6 -5 -7 -7
Retail Sales MoM (%) 0.30 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.4
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 29.00 34 34 34 29 29
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 53.70 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7
GDP Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
GDP Growth Rate (%) 0.20 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 1.20 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 0.9
GDP (USD Billion) 531.77 532 532 554 554 554
GDP Constant Prices (EUR Million) 110396.00 110992 111512 111610 111721 112516
Gross National Product (EUR Million) 115575.30 115385 116996 116847 116962 118049
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (EUR Million) 26780.00 26109 27032 27075 27101 27275
GDP per capita (USD) 46683.20 46550 46550 48000 48000 48000
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 43217.95 43300 43300 43500 43500 43500
GDP From Agriculture (EUR Million) 629.00 804 593 636 637 598
GDP From Construction (EUR Million) 4972.00 4693 5401 5027 5032 5450
GDP From Manufacturing (EUR Million) 16163.00 15839 16581 16341 16357 16730
GDP From Public Administration (EUR Million) 13994.00 13470 15132 14148 14162 15268
GDP From Services (EUR Million) 18547.00 18486 19450 18751 18770 19625
Labour Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.60 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3
Minimum Wages (EUR/Month) 1593.81 1594 1594 1595 1595 1595
Population (Million) 11.41 11.47 11.47 11.53 11.53 11.53
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65 65 65 65 65
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65 65 65 65 65
Living Wage Family (EUR/Month) 1580.00 1647 1627 1627 1627 1676
Wages (EUR/Month) 3489.00 3546 3548 3548 3548 3654
Wages High Skilled (EUR/Month) 3050.00 3180 3141 3141 3141 3235
Wages In Manufacturing (Index Points) 124.50 96.74 96.81 96.81 96.81 99.7
Wages Low Skilled (EUR/Month) 1890.00 1925 1947 1947 1947 2005
Prices Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Inflation Rate (%) 1.42 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 0.08 0 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3
Consumer Price Index CPI (Index Points) 108.96 109 110 111 111 111
Core Consumer Prices (Index Points) 105.40 106 107 107 108 108
Producer Prices (Index Points) 116.80 118 120 120 119 123
Food Inflation (%) 1.07 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.4
Producer Prices Change (%) 1.10 0.9 1.3 1.6 2 2.5
CPI Transportation (Index Points) 108.10 108 108 108 109 109
Money Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Interest Rate (%) 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Interbank Rate (%) -0.40 -0.36 -0.36 -0.36 -0.36 -0.36
Trade Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Balance of Trade (EUR Million) -98.30 1495 980 980 580 1090
Current Account (EUR Million) 869.00 -1300 -250 220 -500 -280
Current Account to GDP (%) -1.30 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.8
Imports (EUR Million) 30465.50 31150 32620 33620 33500 33310
Exports (EUR Million) 30367.20 34600 33600 34200 33500 34400
Government Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Government Debt to GDP (%) 102.00 101 101 100 100 100
Government Budget (% of GDP) -0.70 -1.1 -1.1 -1.3 -1.3 -1.3
Government Spending (EUR Million) 25204.00 25439 25486 25481 25506 25715
Government Spending to GDP (%) 52.40 52.3 52.3 52.5 52.5 52.5
Taxes Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 29.00 34 34 34 29 29
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 53.70 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7
Sales Tax Rate (%) 21.00 21 21 21 21 21
Social Security Rate (%) 45.57 45.57 45.57 45.57 45.57 45.57
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 32.50 32.5 32.5 32.5 32.5 32.5
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 13.07 13.07 13.07 13.07 13.07 13.07
Business Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Business Confidence (Index Points) -5.80 -3.2 -3.5 -4 -4.8 -6.5
Industrial Production (%) 5.60 6.3 10.6 5.5 5.8 4.2
Industrial Production Mom (%) 5.40 -0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4
Consumer Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2020
Consumer Confidence (Percentage Points) -9.00 -4 -6 -5 -7 -7
Retail Sales MoM (%) 0.30 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.4
Retail Sales YoY (%) 0.00 1.5 1.9 0.5 1 1.4
Consumer Spending (EUR Million) 55660.00 56170 56230 56272 56328 56736
Bank Lending Rate (%) 1.58 1.57 1.57 1.57 1.57 1.57
Gasoline Prices (USD/Liter) 1.65 1.61 1.57 1.53 1.49 1.49


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