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New publication 'Ageing Europe – looking at the lives of older people'

Friday, 18.10.2019 - 12:00
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), celebrates it with a new publication 'Ageing Europe – looking at the lives of older people'.

New publication 'Ageing Europe – looking at the lives of older people'

Friday, 18.10.2019 - 12:00
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), celebrates it with a new publication 'Ageing Europe – looking at the lives of older people'.

Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area

Thursday, 17.10.2019 - 12:00
In August 2019 compared with July 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2019, production in construction decreased by 0.2% in the euro area and increased by 0.5% in the EU28.

Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU

Wednesday, 16.10.2019 - 12:00
In 2018, 109.2 million people, or 21.7% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at risk of poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity. After three consecutive increases between 2009 and 2012 to reach almost 25%, the proportion of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU has since continuously decreased to 21.7% last year, 2 percentage points below its 2008 reference-point and 0.7 percentage points below the 2017 level. Despite this fall from the peak in 2012 (123.8 million people), only 8.2 million people (including Croatia) were lifted out of the risk of poverty or social exclusion compared to the 2008 baseline (116.1 million excluding Croatia). This number remains at a distance from the Europe 2020 target: lifting at least 20 million people out of the risk of poverty and social exclusion compared to the baseline. The reduction of the number of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU is one of the key targets of the Europe 2020 strategy.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €14.7 bn

Wednesday, 16.10.2019 - 12:00
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2019 was €177.4 billion, a decrease of 2.2% compared with August 2018 (€181.4 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €162.6 bn, a fall of 4.1% compared with August 2018 (€169.5 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €14.7 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in August 2019, compared with +€11.9 bn in August 2018. Intra-euro area trade fell to €133.7 bn in August 2019, down by 5.6% compared with August 2018.

Annual inflation down to 0.8% in the euro area

Wednesday, 16.10.2019 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 0.8% in September 2019, down from 1.0% in August. A year earlier the rate was 2.1%. European Union annual inflation was 1.2% in September 2019, down from 1.4% in August. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Industrial production up by 0.4% in euro area

Monday, 14.10.2019 - 12:00
In August 2019 compared with July 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2019, industrial production fell by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU28.

1 in 3 people in the EU reported care responsibilities in 2018

Thursday, 10.10.2019 - 12:00
In 2018, among the 308 million people aged 18 to 64 in the European Union (EU) just over one third (34%), or 106 million people, reported care responsibilities. These responsibilities involved caring for own or partner’s children under 15 years of age (89 million people, or 29%), incapacitated relatives (13 million, 4%), or both children and incapacitated relatives (4 million, 1%). Caring for children includes having children in the household or taking care of children outside the household.

House prices up by 4.2% in both the euro area and the EU

Monday, 7.10.2019 - 12:00
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.2% in both the euro area and the EU in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

House prices up by 4.2% in both the euro area and the EU

Monday, 7.10.2019 - 12:00
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.2% in both the euro area and the EU in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

How is the European Union progressing towards its Europe 2020 targets?

Monday, 7.10.2019 - 12:00
The Europe 2020 strategy - EU’s agenda for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth - was adopted by the European Council in June 2010 with the aim to overcome structural weaknesses in Europe’s economy, improve its competitiveness and productivity and underpin a sustainable social market economy. The EU targets are set in the five thematic areas: employment - research & development (R&D) and innovation - climate change and energy – education - poverty and social exclusion. EU Member States have translated these objectives into their national targets in order to reflect their situation and possibilities to contribute to the common goals.

EU28 current account surplus €40.9 bn

Friday, 4.10.2019 - 12:00
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €40.9 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2019, down from a surplus of €47.4 billion (1.2% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 and from a surplus of €67.6 billion (1.7% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2018, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Household saving rate up to 13.3% in the euro area

Friday, 4.10.2019 - 12:00
The household saving rate in the euro area was 13.3% in the second quarter of 2019, compared with 13.0% in the first quarter of 2019.

Volume of retail trade up by 0.3% in euro area

Thursday, 3.10.2019 - 12:00
In August 2019 compared with July 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2019, the retail trade volume fell by 0.5% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28.

Industrial producer prices down by 0.5% in euro area

Thursday, 3.10.2019 - 12:00
In August 2019, compared with July 2019, industrial producer prices fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2019, prices increased by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.

Business investment up to 25.7% in the euro area

Wednesday, 2.10.2019 - 12:00
In the second quarter of 2019, the business investment rate was 25.7% in the euro area, compared with 23.8% in the previous quarter.

Euro area annual inflation down to 0.9%

Tuesday, 1.10.2019 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.9% in September 2019, down from 1.0% in August according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area unemployment at 7.4%

Monday, 30.9.2019 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4% in August 2019, down from 7.5% in July 2019 and from 8.0% in August 2018. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.2% in August 2019, down from 6.3% in July 2019 and from 6.7% in August 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.

Annual inflation stable at 1.0% in the euro area

Wednesday, 18.9.2019 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.0% in August 2019, stable compared to July. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1%. European Union annual inflation was 1.4% in August 2019, stable compared to July. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Production in construction down by 0.7% in euro area

Wednesday, 18.9.2019 - 12:00
In July 2019 compared with June 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2019, production in construction increased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU28.

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