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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.

Household saving rate up to 12.3% in the euro area

Friday, 11.1.2019 - 12:00
The household saving rate in the euro area was 12.3% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with 12.1% in the second quarter of 2018. The household investment rate in the euro area was 9.1% in the third quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter.

Business investment rate up to 23.3% in the euro area

Friday, 11.1.2019 - 12:00
In the third quarter of 2018, the business investment rate was 23.3% in the euro area, compared with 23.0% in the previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 40.3% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with 40.6% in the second quarter of 2018.

R&D expenditure in the EU increased slightly to 2.07% of GDP in 2017

Thursday, 10.1.2019 - 12:00
In 2017, the Member States of the European Union (EU) spent all together almost €320 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.07% in 2017, compared with 2.04% in 2016. Ten years earlier (2007), R&D intensity was 1.77%.

Euro area unemployment at 7.9%

Wednesday, 9.1.2019 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in November 2018, down from 8.0% in October 2018 and from 8.7% in November 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in November 2018, stable compared with October 2018 and down from 7.3% in November 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.

Volume of retail trade up by 0.6% in euro area

Monday, 7.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018 compared with October 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 0.6% 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 October, the retail trade volume increased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28.

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