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National Accounts

Important economic indicators

1 Change on the previous year in %.

2 Average population based on the 2011 Census (on 9th of May: 80,219,695 inhabitants).

3 Results of the labour force survey (microcensus) according to the definition of the ILO.

4 Economically active population as % of total population.

5 Unemployed persons as % of economically active population.

6 Price-adjusted GDP per person in employment resp. per hour worked by persons in employment.

7 Compensation of employees as % of net national income.

8 Saving as % of disposable income of households.

9 Compensation of employees per employee resp. per hour worked by

Last updated: 15 January 2019

Economic growth
Gross domestic product (GDP)
at current pricesEuro billion3,159.83,277.33,388.2
per capita2Euro38,37039,65040,883
Population and labour force participation
Total population1,00082,34982,65782,877
Persons in employment (domestic concept)1,00043,64244,26944,831
Unemployed persons31,0001,7741,6211,491
Activity rate4%55.055.455.7
Unemployment rate5%
Labour productivity
per capita1, 6%
per hour1, 6%
Gross national incomeEuro billion3,222.43,346.33,460.4
Net national income (factor costs)Euro billion2,363.72,456.42,532.1
Wage ratio7%67.767.969.0
Saving ratio8%9.89.910.3
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries
per employees per monthEuro2,7762,8452,937
per hours worked by employeesEuro25.6726.2727.02
Net wages and salaries
per employees per monthEuro1,8371,8781,938
per hours worked by employeesEuro16.9917.3417.83
Unit labour costs
per capita1, 9%
per hour1, 9%
Total revenueEuro billion1,415.51,473.81,543.2
Total expenditureEuro billion1,386.81,439.81,484.1
Net lending / net borrowingEuro billion28.74634.00859.161
in % of gross domestic product%

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