The recession across the economy of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro deepened in the last three months of 2012.
Here is a glance at the other economic and financial metrics for the single currency zone.
|Unemployment||11.7 percent (December)|
|Gross domestic product, annual||?9.4 trillion ($12.7 trillion) in 2011|
|Inflation||2.0 percent (annual rate of increase in consumer prices, January)|
|Government debt||90 percent of annual GDP (Q3 2012)|
|Exports||?164.2 billion ($221 billion), November|
|Imports||?150.5 billion ($203 billion), November|
|Base interest rate||0.75 percent|
|Euro exchange rate||currently $1.3335|
|Stock market performance||Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 2.7 percent in Q4|
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