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Debt mainly held by non-residents in half of the EU Member States

Eurostat - Friday, 21.6.2019 - 12:00
Significant differences can be observed across the European Union (EU) regarding the sector in which government debt is held. Among Member States for which data are available, the share of public debt held by non-residents in 2018 was highest in Cyprus (76%), followed by Latvia (74%) and Lithuania (73%). In contrast, the largest proportion of debt held by the (resident) financial corporations sector was recorded in Denmark (72%), ahead of Sweden (70%) and Italy (65%).

Price levels of food ranged from 66% of the EU average in Romania to 130% in Denmark in 2018

Eurostat - Thursday, 20.6.2019 - 12:00
In 2018, the price level of a comparable basket of food and non-alcoholic beverages across the European Union (EU) was twice as high in the most expensive Member State than in the cheapest one.

Wide variation of consumption per capita across EU Member States

Eurostat - Wednesday, 19.6.2019 - 12:00
Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Based on first preliminary estimates for 2018, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 56% to 132% of the European Union (EU) average across the Member States.

Production in construction down by 0.8% in euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 19.6.2019 - 12:00
In April 2019 compared with March 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2019, production in construction decreased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €15.7 bn

Eurostat - Tuesday, 18.6.2019 - 12:00
Euro area The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in April 2019 was €192.9 billion, an increase of 5.2% compared with April 2018 (€183.4 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €177.2 bn, a rise of 6.6% compared with April 2018 (€166.3 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €15.7 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2019, compared with + €17.1 bn in April 2018. Intra-euro area trade rose to €163.7 bn in April 2019, up by 3% compared with April 2018.

Annual inflation down to 1.2% in the euro area

Eurostat - Tuesday, 18.6.2019 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.2% in May 2019, down from 1.7% in April 2019. A year earlier, the rate was 2.0%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6% in May 2019, down from 1.9% in April 2019. A year earlier, the rate was 2.0%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.3%

Eurostat - Monday, 17.6.2019 - 12:00
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.3% in the first quarter of 2019, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 2.1% in the first quarter of 2018, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was 2.4% in the first quarter of 2019, up from 2.3% in the previous quarter and from 2.2% in the first quarter of 2018.

Annual growth in labour costs at 2.4% in euro area

Eurostat - Monday, 17.6.2019 - 12:00
Hourly labour costs rose by 2.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.6% in the EU28 in the first quarter of 2019, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the fourth quarter of 2018, hourly labour costs increased by 2.3% and 2.8% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Industrial production down by 0.5% in euro area

Eurostat - Thursday, 13.6.2019 - 12:00
In April 2019 compared with March 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2019, industrial production fell by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.

GDP up by 0.4% and employment up by 0.3% in the euro area

Eurostat - Thursday, 6.6.2019 - 12:00
GDP growth in the euro area and EU28 Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28 during the first quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2018, GDP had grown by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.

Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 5.6.2019 - 12:00
In April 2019, compared with March 2019, industrial producer prices fell by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and remained unchanged in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2019, prices decreased by 0.1% in the euro area and remained unchanged in the EU28.

Volume of retail trade down by 0.4% in euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 5.6.2019 - 12:00
In April 2019 compared with March 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2019, the retail trade volume remained unchanged in the euro area and increased by 0.3% in the EU28.

Euro area unemployment at 7.6%

Eurostat - Tuesday, 4.6.2019 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6% in April 2019, down from 7.7% in March 2019 and from 8.4% in April 2018. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since August 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.4% in April 2019, stable compared with March 2019 and down from 7.0% in April 2018. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area annual inflation down to 1.2%

Eurostat - Tuesday, 4.6.2019 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.2% in May 2019, down from 1.7% in April according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, energy is expected to have the highest annual rate in May (3.8%, compared with 5.3% in April), followed by food, alcohol & tobacco (1.6%, compared with 1.5% in April), services (1.1%, compared with 1.9% in April) and non-energy industrial goods (0.3%, compared with 0.2% in April).

Household energy prices in the EU increased compared with 2017

Eurostat - Tuesday, 21.5.2019 - 12:00
On average, household electricity prices in the European Union (EU) increased to €21.1 per 100 kWh (+3.5%), between the second half of 2017 and the second half of 2018. Nevertheless, the average EU household electricity price was only €0.1 per 100 kWh higher than in the second half of 2015, the former peak in the last ten years. Across the EU Member States, household electricity prices in the second half of 2018 ranged from €10 per 100 kWh in Bulgaria to around €30 per 100 kWh in Denmark, Germany and Belgium.

Euro was the most used currency for EU exports and US dollars for EU imports in 2018

Eurostat - Monday, 20.5.2019 - 12:00
Goods imported and exported by the European Union (EU) can be invoiced in a range of currencies. In 2018, the euro was the most used currency for EU exports with a share of 48% of the total value of goods exported to non-EU countries and a share of 35% invoiced in US dollars. The picture was reversed for imports, with 56% of imports paid in US dollars and around a third in euros (35%). For total trade (exports plus imports) the US dollar (45%) was used slightly more often than the euro (41%).

Production in construction down by 0.3% in euro area

Eurostat - Friday, 17.5.2019 - 12:00
In March 2019 compared with February 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2019, production in construction increased by 3.0% in the euro area and by 2.6% in the EU28.

Annual inflation up to 1.7% in the euro area

Eurostat - Friday, 17.5.2019 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.7% in April 2019, up from 1.4% in March 2019. A year earlier, the rate was 1.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.9% in April 2019, up from 1.6% in March 2019. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €22.5 bn

Eurostat - Thursday, 16.5.2019 - 12:00
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in March 2019 was €205.6 billion, an increase of 3.1% compared with March 2018 (€199.5 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €183.1 bn, a rise of 6.0% compared with March 2018 (€172.7 bn).

GDP up by 0.4% and employment up by 0.3% in the euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 15.5.2019 - 12:00
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28 during the first quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2018, GDP had grown by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.

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