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Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions



 



"Eurostat’s mission is to provide the European Union with a high-quality statistical information service.

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

This is a key task. Democratic societies do not function properly without a solid basis of reliable and objective statistics. On one hand, decision-makers at EU level, in Member States, in local government and in business need statistics to make those decisions. On the other hand, the public and media need statistics for an accurate picture of contemporary society and to evaluate the performance of politicians and others. Of course, national statistics are still important for national purposes in Member States whereas EU statistics are essential for decisions and evaluation at European level.

Statistics can answer many questions. Is society heading in the direction promised by politicians? Is unemployment up or down? Are there more CO2 emissions compared to ten years ago? How many women go to work? How is your country’s economy performing compared to other EU Member States?

International statistics are a way of getting to know your neighbours in Member States and countries outside the EU. They are an important, objective and down-to-earth way of measuring how we all live."

News

1 out of 6 employees in the European Union is a low-wage earner
The proportion of low-wage earners among employees amounted to 17.2% in 2014 in the European Union (EU). This means that they earned two-thirds or less of their national median gross hourly earnings.

There are large differences between genders and age groups regarding the proportion of low-wage earners. In the EU in 2014, 21.1% of female employees were low-wage earners, compared with 13.5% of male employees. Moreover, almost a third (30.1%) of employees aged less than 30 were low wage earners, compared with 14% or less for age groups between 30 and 59.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100
1 in every 4 persons aged 15 or over in the European Union is a smoker…
While slightly over three-quarters (76.0%) of those aged 15 or over living in the European Union (EU) were non-smokers in 2014, 19.2% smoked any kind of tobacco products on a daily basis and a further 4.7% on an occasional basis. In other words, nearly 1 in every 4 persons (24.0%) aged 15 or over in the EU was a current smoker in 2014. The share of current smokers differs between genders, with a higher proportion of men (28.7%) smoking than women (19.5%) in the EU in 2014.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100
GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2016, GDP also grew by 0.3% and 0.4% respectively.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100
Volume of retail trade up by 1.1% in euro area
In October 2016 compared with September 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 1.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September the retail trade volume decreased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100
Industrial producer prices up by 0.8% in euro area
In October 2016, compared with September 2016, industrial producer prices rose by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.0% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2016 prices increased by 0.1% in both zones.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100
1 in 4 people in the EU reported long-standing limitations in usual activities in 2015
A quarter (25.3%) of the population aged 16 or over in the European Union (EU) reported long-standing limitations, i.e. some or severe long-standing limitation in usual activities due to health problems in 2015. This means that they feel limited in performing everyday activities, such as studying at school, occupational activities, housekeeping or participating in leisure activities for six months or longer.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100
Euro area unemployment at 9.8%
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.8% in October 2016, down from 9.9% in September 2016 and from 10.6% in October 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.3% in October 2016, down from 8.4% in September 2016 and from 9.1% in October 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since February 2009. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100
More than 1 in 10 people in the EU cannot afford to get together with friends or family for a drink
13.0% of the population aged 16 or over living in the European Union (EU) reported in 2014 not being able to get together with friends/family for a drink or meal at least once a month due to lack of resources, while 17.8% could not afford to regularly participate in a leisure activity.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100
Euro area annual inflation up to 0.6%
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.6% in November 2016, up from 0.5% in October 2016, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0100
R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP
In 2015, the Member States of the European Union (EU) spent all together almost €300 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.03% in 2015, compared with 2.04% in 2014. Ten years ago (2005), R&D intensity was 1.74%.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0100
A quarter of household expenditure allocated to housing
In 2015, households in the European Union (EU) devoted nearly a quarter of their total consumption expenditure to "housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels". This represents a total spending of almost €2 000 bn (equivalent to 13.4% of EU GDP) and is by far the most significant expenditure of EU households.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0100
Total agricultural output in the EU down by 1.8% in 2015 compared with 2014
The economic accounts for agriculture show that total agricultural output in the European Union (EU) stood at €411.2 billion at basic prices in 2015, down by 1.8% compared with 2014. In 2015, the equivalent of 60% of the value of agricultural output generated was spent on intermediate consumption (input goods and services), while gross value added (i.e. the value of output minus the value of intermediate consumption) was the equivalent of 40% (or €164.6 bn).
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0100
1 in 5 unemployed persons in the EU found a job
Out of all persons in the European Union (EU) who were unemployed in the first quarter 2016, 63.2% (12.6 million persons) remained unemployed in the second quarter 2016, while 19.5% (3.9 million) moved into employment and 17.3% (3.5 million) towards economic inactivity. Economically inactive individuals are those neither employed nor unemployed. Examples are students, pensioners and housewives or -men, provided that they are not working at all and not available or looking for work either.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0100
The tax-to-GDP ratio in 2015 continued to vary by 1 to 2 across the EU Member States
The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and net social contributions as a percentage of GDP, stood at 40.0% in the European Union (EU) in 2015, stable compared with 2014. In the euro area, tax revenue accounted in 2015 for 41.4% of GDP, slightly down from 41.5% in 2014. This is the first time since its low point in 2010 that the tax-to-GDP ratio in both zones did not increase.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0100


Transportation

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References

  1.  "Eurostat"