The concept of ‘nowcasting’ refers to the practice of producing real-time estimates of variables, like GDP, that are typically published with a lag. We have created our own ‘nowcast’ of euro area economic growth, which employs various measures of economic activity. This approach exploits timely data that are available during the current quarter which enables the construction of an early and accurate GDP estimate. Our ‘nowcast’ estimate is available well in advance of the official GDP release, and it points to a 0.5% expansion in euro area real GDP in 2018 Q2, a pickup of 0.1 percentage points from the GDP print for the first quarter of the year.