European shares declined n Tuesday following the U.S. and Asia markets. Investors assessed the fresh economic news from the euro area and corporate news.
Europe's STOXX 600 fell 0.6 percent in early trading.
Germany's DAX 30 index dipped 0.8% to 13,230.87 and France's CAC 40 index slumped 0.5% to 5,494.28.
The FTSE 100 index lost 0.2% to 7,653.36.
France's economy increased by 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017. The growth of the Spanish economy in the fourth quarter of 2017 slowed to 0.7% compared with the previous three months.
Switzerland's exports rose by 2.8% in December, imports grew by 0.6%.