Using the chart:
The European Union bond yield chart displays data for six countries at a time. You can select the countries of interest to you. Simply click (or tap) on a country label and choose the country you wish to replace it with from the drop-down menu.
The yield on long term government bonds is a useful barometer of the status of a national economy. The return demanded by investors reflects the level of risk perceived by the market in investing in a national economy. The higher the yield, the greater the perceived risk of default on repayment and vice-versa.
The yield figures reported in this chart are calculated as monthly averages. They refer to central government bond yields on the secondary market, gross of tax, with a residual maturity of around 10 years.