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Seasonally adjusted government deficit decreased to 0.5% of GDP in the euro area

Friday, 19.7.2019 - 12:00
In the first quarter of 2019, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.5% in the euro area (EA19), a decrease compared with 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.6%, a decrease compared with 1.0% in the previous quarter.

Government debt up to 85.9% of GDP in euro area

Friday, 19.7.2019 - 12:00
At the end of the first quarter of 2019, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 85.9%, compared with 85.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the ratio increased from 80.0% to 80.7%. However, compared with the first quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 87.1% to 85.9%) and the EU28 (from 81.6% to 80.7%).

Production in construction down by 0.3% in both euro area and EU28

Wednesday, 17.7.2019 - 12:00
In May 2019 compared with April 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.3% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2019, production in construction decreased by 1.7% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU28.

Annual inflation up to 1.3% in the euro area

Wednesday, 17.7.2019 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in June 2019, up from 1.2% in May. A year earlier, the rate was 2.0%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6% in June 2019, stable compared to May. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €23.0 bn

Tuesday, 16.7.2019 - 12:00
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in May 2019 was €203.4 billion, an increase of 7.1% compared with May 2018 (€189.9 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €180.3 bn, a rise of 4.2% compared with May 2018 (€173.0 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €23.0 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in May 2019, compared with +€16.9 bn in May 2018. Intra-euro area trade rose to €172.0 bn in May 2019, up by 4.9% compared with May 2018.

Industrial production up by 0.9% in euro area

Friday, 12.7.2019 - 12:00
In May 2019 compared with April 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2019, industrial production fell by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.6% in the EU28.

EU population up to over 513 million on 1 January 2019

Wednesday, 10.7.2019 - 12:00
On 1 January 2019, the population of the European Union (EU) was estimated at almost 513.5 million, compared with 512.4 million on 1 January 2018. During 2018, more deaths than births were recorded in the EU (5.3 million deaths and 5.0 million births), meaning that the natural change of the EU population was negative for a second consecutive year. The population change (positive, with 1.1 million more inhabitants) was therefore due to net migration.

House prices up by 4.0% in both the euro area and the EU

Wednesday, 10.7.2019 - 12:00
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.0% in both the euro area and the EU in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

People on the move – statistics on mobility in Europe

Tuesday, 9.7.2019 - 12:00
Did you know that among the half a billion people living in the EU, 8% do not have the nationality of their country of residence? Also, 1.3 million Europeans live in one country, but work in another, and 1.7 million EU students study abroad.

EU28 current account surplus €40.5 bn

Friday, 5.7.2019 - 12:00
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €40.5 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2019, up from a surplus of €40.2 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2018 and down from a surplus of €58.3 billion (1.5% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2018, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Volume of retail trade down by 0.3% in euro area

Thursday, 4.7.2019 - 12:00
In May 2019 compared with April 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2019, the retail trade volume decreased by 0.1% both in the euro area and in the EU28.

Household saving rate up to 12.6% in the euro area

Wednesday, 3.7.2019 - 12:00
The household saving rate in the euro area was 12.6% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 12.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The household investment rate in the euro area was 9.3% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 9.2% the previous quarter.

Business investment stable at 23.6% in the euro area

Wednesday, 3.7.2019 - 12:00
In the first quarter of 2019, the business investment rate was 23.6% in the euro area, stable compared to previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 39.8% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 40.0% in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Industrial producer prices down by 0.1% in euro area

Tuesday, 2.7.2019 - 12:00
In May 2019, compared with April 2019, industrial producer prices fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and remained unchanged in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2019, prices decreased by 0.3% in the euro area and remained unchanged in the EU28.

Euro area unemployment at 7.5%

Monday, 1.7.2019 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5% in May 2019, down from 7.6% in April 2019 and from 8.3% in May 2018. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.3% in May 2019, down from 6.4% in April 2019 and from 6.9% in May 2018. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000.

How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Friday, 28.6.2019 - 12:00
Sustainable development aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens’ quality of life and well-being, without compromising the well-being of future generations. This involves the pursuit of economic progress, while safeguarding the natural environment and promoting social justice.

Euro area annual inflation stable at 1.2%

Friday, 28.6.2019 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.2% in June 2019, stable compared to May, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Three quarters of all trips by EU residents are within their own country

Thursday, 27.6.2019 - 12:00
In 2017, EU residents made 1.3 billion trips with overnight stays that amounted to almost 6.4 billion nights. The average trip length was 5.1 nights. Compared with 2016, the number of tourism trips by EU residents increased by 4%. Three quarters (73%) of all trips were spent within the country of residence (domestic trips), while one quarter (27%) were abroad (outbound trips), of which 21% to other EU countries and 6% to destinations outside the EU.

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

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

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.

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