Consolidated GDP of the 19 eurozone countries in the third quarter showed minimal growth rates since the second quarter of 2014. According to Eurostat, its growth was 0.2% compared with a 0.4% rise in the previous quarter. According to experts, an increase of 0.4% was expected. Regarding the third quarter of last year, the eurozone economy increased by 1.7%, while economists had predicted a rise of 1.8%. The EU economy grew by 0.3% in the third quarter, slowing growth after rising 0.5% in the second quarter. Its growth in annual terms was 1.9%.