The euro zone released the gross domestic product preliminary index for the third quarter, where the quarterly index was unrevised at 0.2% from the advanced reading as expected, and also came in line with the previous expansion of 0.2% recorded in the second quarter,
The annual GDP preliminary index also was unrevised at 1.4% from the advanced reading, yet it is less than the previous expansion seen in the second quarter of 1.6%, yet in line with expectations.
Moreover, the household consumption preliminary index expanded by 0.3% from the revised previous drop of 0.5% from 0.2%, in line with expectations. In addition, the gross fixed capital index expanded by 0.1% from the revised previous of 0.0% from 0.2%, worse than expectations of 0.6%.
Furthermore, the government expenditures index remained unchanged from the prior drop of 0.2%, less than expectations of 0.1% expansion.