Euro-Zone preliminary GDP (Seasonally adjusted) reading for the fourth-quarter of 2010 showed an unchanged 0.3% expansion rate, while compared with the expected 0.3%, meanwhile, the economy managed to expand (Seasonally adjusted) at an annual pace of 2.0 percent, which comes in line with market expectations and the previous expansion in the third-quarter of 2010.

Household consumption rose in the fourth-quarter of 2010 by 0.4 percent, compared with the previous 0.1% and the expected 0.2 percent.