Here Are the Euro Zone’s Woes in One Big Chart

The latest data from Eurostat shows that fewer than half of the euro zone’s economies are now growing. Real GDP in the EZ as a whole was 0.4 percent lower in the first quarter of 2013 than a year earlier. The worst news came from the bloc’s biggest economies:

Germany’s growth fell from 0.7 percent Y-o-Y in 2012 to 0.4 percent in Q1 2013. France slipped into negative territory with growth of -0.1 percent.

Prefer to look on the bright side? Tiny Estonia grew by a solid 3 percent, almost enough to offset the headlong dive of Cyprus, which clocked in at -8.7 percent.

Rather let the numbers speak for themselves? Here they are:

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Ed Dolan is Wall St. Cheat Sheet’s in-house economics professor. He is the author of an acclaimed series of textbooks Introduction to Economics and Ed Dolan’s Econ Blog.

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