Until the onset of the European economic crisis long term government bond yields were given scant attention by the public. Now the interest rates on these bonds have become a weather-vane for the status of the national economies and there is keen interest in tracking their movements.
The monthly average yields are reported by the European Central Bank and are also listed on Eurostat. The information is presented in tabular format and takes a bit of scanning to get the overall picture of the historic movement and current status.
This type of interactive timeline is useful for reporting many types of historic data. A large volume of data can be accessed through a single interface. The chart is designed to be intuitive to use and simple to interpret.
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Data source: European Central Bank http://www.ecb.int/stats/money/long/html/index.en.html