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Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 17.5% in 2017

Tuesday, 12.2.2019 - 12:00
In 2017, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, in the European Union (EU), reached 17.5%, up from 17.0% in 2016 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.

Energy consumption in the EU increased by 1% in 2017

Thursday, 7.2.2019 - 12:00
In 2017, energy consumption in the European Union (EU) continued to increase for the third consecutive year, thus moving away from the energy efficiency targets. Primary energy consumption amounted to 1 561 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), while final energy consumption reached 1 222 Mtoe. Compared with last year, both levels increased by around 1%.

Volume of retail trade down by 1.6% in euro area

Tuesday, 5.2.2019 - 12:00
In December 2018 compared with November 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November, the retail trade volume increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28.

More than 95% of children in the EU considered to be in good or very good health

Tuesday, 5.2.2019 - 12:00
In 2017, more than 95% of children in the European Union (EU) were considered to be in good or very good general health. This percentage changes only slightly by age group, from 96.5% for those aged under five, to 95.9% for those aged five to nine and 95.2% for those aged ten to fifteen. The percentage of children whose general health was considered to be bad or very bad was under 1% for all age groups.

Industrial producer prices down by 0.8% in both euro area and EU28

Monday, 4.2.2019 - 12:00
In December 2018, compared with November 2018, industrial producer prices fell by 0.8% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2018, prices decreased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.

Euro area annual inflation expected to be 1.4%

Friday, 1.2.2019 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.4% in January 2019 according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

GDP up by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% the EU28

Thursday, 31.1.2019 - 12:00
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with the previous quarter, according to a preliminary flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the third quarter of 2018, GDP had also grown by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.

Euro area unemployment at 7.9%

Thursday, 31.1.2019 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 8.6% in December 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.6% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 7.2% in December 2017. 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.

Contingent liabilities and non-performing loans in the EU Member States in 2017

Wednesday, 30.1.2019 - 12:00
Data on contingent liabilities and non-performing loans of EU governments for the year 2017 have been published today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. This publication includes data on government guarantees, liabilities related to public-private partnerships recorded off-balance sheet of government and liabilities of government controlled entities (public corporations) classified outside general government. Contingent liabilities are only potential liabilities. They may become actual government liabilities if specific conditions prevail.

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

Tuesday, 29.1.2019 - 12:00
In the euro area, in real terms, household income per capita increased by 0.3% in the third quarter of 2018, after an increase of 0.4% in the previous quarter. Household real consumption per capita increased by 0.1% in the third quarter of 2018, after an increase of 0.2% in the second quarter of 2018.

Number of nights spent in the EU up by 2% in 2018

Wednesday, 23.1.2019 - 12:00
In 2018, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.1 billion, up by 2.2% compared with 2017. Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, notably driven by the rise in the nights spent by non-residents of the country visited.

Government debt down to 86.1% of GDP in euro area

Monday, 21.1.2019 - 12:00
At the end of the third quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 86.1%, compared with 86.3% at the end of the second quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 81.0% to 80.8%. Compared with the third quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 88.2% to 86.1%) and the EU28 (from 82.5% to 80.8%).

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

Monday, 21.1.2019 - 12:00
In the third quarter of 2018, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.5% in the euro area (EA19), an increase compared with 0.3% in the second quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.6%, an increase compared with 0.4% in the previous quarter.

House prices up by 4.3% in both the euro area and the EU

Friday, 18.1.2019 - 12:00
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.3% in both the euro area and the EU in the third quarter of 2018 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Production in construction down by 0.1% in euro area

Thursday, 17.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018 compared with October 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it increased by 0.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2018, production in construction fell by 1.6% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the EU28.

Annual inflation down to 1.6% in the euro area

Thursday, 17.1.2019 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.6% in December 2018, down from 1.9% in November. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.7% in December 2018, down from 2.0% in November. A year earlier, the rate was 1.7%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

EU surplus up to over €190 bn in 2017

Wednesday, 16.1.2019 - 12:00
The European Union (EU) surplus in trade in services, which had fallen between 2013 and 2016, increased to €191.8 bn in 2017. This is the result of EU exports of services to the rest of the world rising by 5%, from €870.5 bn in 2016 to €912.4 bn in 2017, while EU imports decreased by 2%, from €732.3 bn to €720.7 bn.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €19.0 bn

Tuesday, 15.1.2019 - 12:00
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in November 2018 was €203.0 billion, an increase of 1.9% compared with November 2017 (€199.2 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €184.0 bn, a rise of 4.7% compared with November 2017 (€175.7 bn).

Industrial production down by 1.7% in euro area

Monday, 14.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018 compared with October 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2018, industrial production increased by 0.1% in both the euro area and in the EU28.

EU28 current account surplus €38.7 bn

Monday, 14.1.2019 - 12:00
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €38.7 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2018, down from a surplus of €59.9 billion (1.5% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2018 and from a surplus of €60.4 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2017, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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