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Household energy prices in the EU increased compared with 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Industrial production down by 0.3% in euro area

Tuesday, 14.5.2019 - 12:00
In March 2019 compared with February 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2019, industrial production fell by 0.1% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU28.

In 2018, CO2 emissions in the EU decreased compared with 2017

Wednesday, 8.5.2019 - 12:00
Eurostat estimates that in 2018 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion significantly decreased by 2.5% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year.

Volume of retail trade unchanged in euro area

Monday, 6.5.2019 - 12:00
In March 2019 compared with February 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade remained unchanged in the euro area (EA19), and increased by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2019, the retail trade volume increased by 0.5% in both the euro area and EU28.

Euro area annual inflation up to 1.7%

Friday, 3.5.2019 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.7% in April 2019, up from 1.4% in March according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Industrial producer prices down by 0.1% in euro area

Friday, 3.5.2019 - 12:00
In March 2019, compared with February 2019, industrial producer prices fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and rose by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2019, prices increased by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.

GDP up by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28

Tuesday, 30.4.2019 - 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 preliminary 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.

Euro area unemployment at 7.7%

Tuesday, 30.4.2019 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.7% in March 2019, down from 7.8% in February 2019 and from 8.5% in March 2018. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since September 2008.

Household real income per capita up in the euro area and in the EU28

Monday, 29.4.2019 - 12:00
In the euro area, in real terms, household income per capita increased by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018, after an increase of 0.2% in the previous quarter. Household real consumption per capita was stable in the fourth quarter of 2018 as well as in the third quarter of 2018.

Unemployment rates in the EU regions ranged from 1.3% to 35.1%

Monday, 29.4.2019 - 12:00
More than 80% of the NUTS 2 regions of the European Union (EU) saw their unemployment rate for persons aged 15-74 fall in 2018 compared with 2017. Around 60% recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 percentage points. However, regional unemployment rates continued to vary widely across the EU regions, with the lowest rates recorded in two Czech regions Prague (1.3%) and South-West (1.5%), and Mittelfranken (1.8%) in Germany, followed by two further German regions, Tübingen and Oberpfalz, and Cumbria in the United Kingdom (all 1.9%).

The EU has reached its target for share of persons aged 30 to 34 with tertiary education

Friday, 26.4.2019 - 12:00
Today, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes the most recent data for the EU and its Member States on achievement against the two Europe 2020 education headline targets. The Europe 2020 strategy’s target is that at least 40% of 30-34-year-olds in the European Union (EU) should have completed tertiary education by 2020.

Almost 20 000 unaccompanied minors among asylum seekers registered in the EU in 2018

Friday, 26.4.2019 - 12:00
In 2018, 19 700 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. This is down by more than one third compared with 2017 (31 400) and below the 2014 level (23 100), when the first increase was observed after remaining at a relatively constant level of around 12 000 per year between 2008 and 2013. In 2018, at the EU level, unaccompanied minors accounted for 10% of all asylum applicants aged less than 18.

EU Member States granted protection to more than 300 000 asylum seekers in 2018

Thursday, 25.4.2019 - 12:00
The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to nearly 333 400 asylum seekers in 2018, down by almost 40% from 2017 (533 000). In addition to these, the EU Member States received over 24 800 resettled refugees.

Employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the EU reached a new peak at 73.2% in 2018

Thursday, 25.4.2019 - 12:00
In 2018, the employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the European Union (EU) stood at 73.2%, up compared with 2017 (72.2%). The Europe 2020 strategy target is to reach a total employment rate for people aged 20 to 64 of at least 75% in the EU by 2020. This objective has been translated into different national targets in order to reflect the situation and possibilities of each Member State to contribute to the common goal.

Government debt down to 85.1% of GDP in euro area

Wednesday, 24.4.2019 - 12:00
At the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 85.1%, compared with 86.4% at the end of the third quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 81.0% to 80.0%. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 87.1% to 85.1%) and the EU28 (from 81.7% to 80.0%).

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