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Highest proportion of government expenditure goes to social protection and health

Eurostat - 7 hours 12 min ago
In 2018, total government expenditure in the European Union (EU) amounted to 46.7% of gross domestic product (GDP). This share has steadily decreased since 2012, when it stood at 49.7% of GDP.

Annual inflation up to 1.4% in the euro area

Eurostat - Friday, 21.2.2020 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.4% in January 2020, up from 1.3% in December. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.7% in January 2020, up from 1.6% in December. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Production in construction down by 3.1% in euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 19.2.2020 - 12:00
In December 2019 compared with November 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 3.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.8% in the EU27, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2019, production in construction increased by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.8% in the EU27.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €23.1 bn

Eurostat - Friday, 14.2.2020 - 12:00
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2019 was €186.1 billion, an increase of 4.8% compared with December 2018 (€177.5 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €163.0 bn, a rise of 1.1% compared with December 2018 (€161.2 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €23.1 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in December 2019, compared with + €16.3 bn in December 2018. Intra-euro area trade rose to €145.5 bn in December 2019, up by 1.0% compared with December 2018.

GDP up by 0.1% and employment up by 0.3% in the euro area

Eurostat - Friday, 14.2.2020 - 12:00
GDP growth in the euro area and EU27: Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.1% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU27 during the fourth 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 third quarter of 2019, GDP had grown by 0.3% in both zones.

Industrial production down by 2.1% in euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 12.2.2020 - 12:00
In December 2019 compared with November 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 2.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.0% in the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2019, industrial production remained stable in the euro area and in the EU27.

Volume of retail trade down by 1.6% in euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 5.2.2020 - 12:00
IIn December 2019 compared with November 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.3% in the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2019, the retail trade volume increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU27.

Industrial producer prices stable in both euro area and EU27

Eurostat - Tuesday, 4.2.2020 - 12:00
In December 2019, compared with November 2019, industrial producer prices remained stable in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2019, prices increased by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU27.

Primary and final energy consumption still 5% and 3% above their 2020 targets

Eurostat - Tuesday, 4.2.2020 - 12:00
In 2018, energy consumption in the European Union of 27 Member States (EU) remained stable. Primary energy consumption reached 1 376 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), 0.71% less than the previous year, while final energy consumption reached 990 Mtoe, 0.02% more compared with 2017.

GDP up by 0.1% in both euro area and EU28

Eurostat - Friday, 31.1.2020 - 12:00
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.1% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the fourth 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 third quarter of 2019, GDP had grown by 0.3% in both zones.

Flash january estimate inflation euro area

Eurostat - Friday, 31.1.2020 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.4% in January 2020, up from 1.3% in December according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area unemployment at 7.4%

Eurostat - Thursday, 30.1.2020 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4% in December 2019, down from 7.5% in November 2019 and from 7.8% in December 2018. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.2% in December 2019, down from 6.3% in November 2019 and from 6.6% in December 2018. This is 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 2018

Eurostat - Thursday, 30.1.2020 - 12:00
Data on contingent liabilities and non-performing loans of EU governments for the year 2018 have been published today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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

Eurostat - Tuesday, 28.1.2020 - 12:00
In the euro area, in real terms, household income per capita increased by 0.4% in the third quarter of 2019, after an increase of 0.3% in the previous quarter. Household real consumption per capita increased in the third quarter of 2019 by 0.4%, after an increase by 0.1% in the second quarter of 2019.

EU surplus up to over €186 bn in 2018

Eurostat - Tuesday, 28.1.2020 - 12:00
The European Union (EU) surplus in trade in services, which fell between 2013 and 2016, increased to €154.0 bn in 2017, then to €186.3 bn in 2018. This is the result of EU exports of services to the rest of the world rising by 3%, from €933.4 bn in 2017 to €961.0 bn in 2018, while EU imports decreased by 0.6%, from €779.5 bn to €774.7 bn.

Number of nights spent in the EU up by 2.4%

Eurostat - Friday, 24.1.2020 - 12:00
In 2019, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.2 billion, up by 2.4% compared with 2018. Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, notably driven by a rise in nights spent by non-residents of the country visited.

Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 18.0%

Eurostat - Thursday, 23.1.2020 - 12:00
In 2018, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption reached 18.0% in the European Union (EU), up from 17.5% in 2017 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Government debt down to 86.1% of GDP in euro area

Eurostat - Tuesday, 21.1.2020 - 12:00
At the end of the third quarter of 2019, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 86.1%, compared with 86.4% at the end of the second quarter of 2019. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 80.4% to 80.1%. Compared with the third quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 87.1% to 86.1%) and the EU28 (from 81.4% to 80.1%).

Seasonally adjusted government deficit unchanged at 0.7% of GDP in the euro area

Eurostat - Tuesday, 21.1.2020 - 12:00
In the third quarter of 2019, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.7% in the euro area (EA19), compared with 0.7% in the second quarter of 2019. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.9%, compared with 0.9% in the previous quarter.

Production in construction up by 0.7% in euro area

Eurostat - Friday, 17.1.2020 - 12:00
In November 2019 compared with October 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2019, production in construction fell by 0.5% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28.

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