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The Euro Area is an economic and monetary union of 18 European Union countries that adopted the euro as their currency. The countries it comprises are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The Euro Area is the second largest economy in the world and if it was a country it would be the fourth most populous with 330 million inhabitants. France, Germany, Italy and Spain are the most important economies accounting for over 74 percent of the Union’s GDP. The current economic crisis affecting some of the Euro Zone peripheral countries has been raising doubts over the euro’s future and is the major obstacle to growth. This page provides - Euro Area GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Euro Area GDP Growth Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, October 23, 2014.