In the second quarter of 2017, the business investment rate was 23.2% in the euro area, compared with 22.9% in the previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 40.8% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 40.5% in the

first quarter of 2017. These data come from a first release of seasonally adjusted quarterly European sector accounts from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, and the European Central Bank (ECB).