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Ec Economic Statistics

Volume 227: debated on Tuesday 22 June 1993

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current (a) inflation rate, (b) budget surplus or deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product, (c) public debt as a percentage of gross domestic product and (d) long-term interest rate, of each of the EC member states.

Latest inflation

1

Budget balance

2

General government debt

3

Long-term bond yield

4

Germany54·0-2·845·96·8
Greece16·2-13·8105·6n/a
Ireland1·9-2·499·07·6
Italy4·0-9·5106·810·5
Luxembourg3·8-1·66·87·2
Netherlands2·3-3·379·86·6
Portugal5·7-5·466·212·2.
Spain4·6-4·547·410·7
United Kingdom1·3-6·245·98·0

1 Latest percentage change in consumer prices on year ago.

2 1992 general government financial balance (as a percentage of GDP), European Commission.

3 1992 gross debt of general government (as a percentage of GDP), estimates taken from European Economy (Annual Economic Report for 1993).

4 Yield on fixed interest government securities on 15 June 1993.

5 Inflation and government debt figures are for western Germany.

Source: OECD and Eurostat