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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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%

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.

Euro area unemployment at 7.4%

Tuesday, 3.3.2020 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4% in January 2020, stable compared with December 2019 and down from 7.8% in January 2019. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2008.

Highest proportion of government expenditure goes to social protection and health

Thursday, 27.2.2020 - 12:00
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

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

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

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.

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