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Industrial producer prices down by 0.6% in both euro area and EU

Eurostat - Thursday, 2.4.2020 - 12:00
In February 2020, – the month before COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States –, industrial producer prices decreased by 0.6% in both the euro area and the EU, compared with January 2020, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2020, prices increased by 0.2% in both the euro area and the EU.

Euro area unemployment at 7.3%

Eurostat - Wednesday, 1.4.2020 - 12:00
The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3% in February 2020 ¬– the month before COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States –, down from 7.4% in January 2020 and from 7.8% in February 2019. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since March 2008. The EU unemployment rate was 6.5% in February 2020, stable compared with January 2020 and down from 6.9% in February 2019. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU since the start of the monthly unemployment series in February 2000. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area annual inflation down to 0.7%

Eurostat - Tuesday, 31.3.2020 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.7% in March 2020, down from 1.2% in February according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Hourly labour costs ranged from €6.0 to €44.7 across the EU Member States in 2019

Eurostat - Tuesday, 31.3.2020 - 12:00
In 2019, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €27.7 in the European Union of 27 Member States (EU) and €31.4 in the euro area. However, the average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€6.0), Romania (€7.7), Lithuania (€9.4), Hungary and Latvia (both €9.9), and the highest in Denmark (€44.7), Luxembourg (€41.6), Belgium (€40.5), France (€36.6), the Netherlands (€36.4), Sweden (€36.3), Germany (€35.6) and Austria (€34.7).

EU Member States granted citizenship to over 670 thousand people in 2018

Eurostat - Monday, 30.3.2020 - 12:00
In 2018, around 672 300 persons acquired citizenship of one of the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU), down from 700 600 in 2017 and 843 900 in 2016. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2018, 13% were former citizens of another EU Member State, while the majority were non-EU citizens or stateless.

EU trade in goods balance close to €200 bn surplus in 2019

Eurostat - Wednesday, 25.3.2020 - 12:00
In 2019, the trade in goods balance of the European Union of 27 Member States (EU) was in surplus by €197 billion, a significant increase with respect to 2018 (+€152 bn). Looking at the trend over time, after recording a small deficit between 2009 and 2011, the EU trade balance recorded a continuous surplus that peaked at €264 billion in 2016, and then decreased in 2017 and 2018.

612 700 first-time asylum seekers registered in 2019, up by 12% compared with 2018

Eurostat - Friday, 20.3.2020 - 12:00
In 2019, 612 700 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 12% compared with 2018 (549 000), but around half of the number recorded in the peak year 2015 when 1 216 900 first-time asylum applicants were registered.

Production in construction up by 3.6% in euro area

Eurostat - Thursday, 19.3.2020 - 12:00
In January 2020 compared with December 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 3.9% in the EU27, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2019, production in construction fell by 1.8% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU27.

Annual inflation down to 1.2% in the euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 18.3.2020 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.2% in February 2020, down from 1.4% in January. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6% in February 2020, down from 1.7% in January. A year earlier, the rate was 1.6%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €1.3 bn

Eurostat - Wednesday, 18.3.2020 - 12:00
Euro area: The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in January 2020 was €184.0 billion, an increase of 0.2% compared with January 2019 (€183.7 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €182.7 bn, a fall of 0.2% compared with January 2019 (€183.0 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €1.3 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in January 2020, compared with +€0.6 bn in January 2019. Intra-euro area trade fell to €164.2 bn in January 2020, down by 1.6% compared with January 2019.

Annual growth in labour costs at 2.4% in euro area

Eurostat - Tuesday, 17.3.2020 - 12:00
Hourly labour costs rose by 2.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.7% in the EU27 in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the third quarter of 2019, hourly labour costs increased by 2.6% and 2.9% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.2%

Eurostat - Monday, 16.3.2020 - 12:00
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2019, stable compared with the previous quarter and down from 2.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU27, the job vacancy rate was 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2019, stable compared with the previous quarter and the fourth quarter of 2018.

Industrial production up by 2.3% in euro area

Eurostat - Thursday, 12.3.2020 - 12:00
In January 2020 compared with December 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 2.3% 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 December 2019, industrial production fell by 1.8% in the euro area and by 1.6% in the EU27.

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

Eurostat - Tuesday, 10.3.2020 - 12:00
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU27 during the fourth quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the third quarter of 2019, GDP had grown by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU27.

Only 1 manager out of 3 in the EU is a woman…

Eurostat - Friday, 6.3.2020 - 12:00
More than 6.7 million persons hold a managerial position in the European Union of 27 Member States (EU): 4.3 million men (63% of all managers) and 2.5 million women (37%).

Employment grew in 9 out of 10 EU regions in 2018

Eurostat - Thursday, 5.3.2020 - 12:00
In 2018, 208 of the 240 EU regions (87%) saw their employment grow, while in 5 regions the number of persons employed remained stable and in a further 27 regions employment decreased.

Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018

Eurostat - Thursday, 5.3.2020 - 12:00
In 2018, regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards (PPS), ranged from 30% of the European Union (EU) average in Mayotte, an overseas region of France, to 263% in Luxembourg.

Volume of retail trade up by 0.6% in euro area

Eurostat - Wednesday, 4.3.2020 - 12:00
In January 2020 compared with December 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 0.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Industrial producer prices up by 0.4% in both euro area and EU27

Eurostat - Tuesday, 3.3.2020 - 12:00
In January 2020, compared with December 2019, industrial producer prices rose by 0.4% in both euro area (EA19) and EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2019, prices increased by 0.1% in both euro area and EU27.

Euro area annual inflation down to 1.2%

Eurostat - Tuesday, 3.3.2020 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.2% in February 2020, down from 1.4% in January according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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