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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

Production in construction up by 0.4% in both euro area and EU28
In November 2016 compared with October 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2016, production in construction grew by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Annual inflation up to 1.1% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation was 1.1% in December 2016, up from 0.6% in November. In December 2015 the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.2% in December 2016, up from 0.6% in November. A year earlier the rate was 0.2%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
EU surplus down in 2015 for a second consecutive year
The European Union (EU) surplus in trade in services fell in 2015 for the second year in a row. It stood at €145.9 bn, compared with €170.4 bn in 2014 and a peak of €177.7 bn in 2013. This is the result of EU imports of services from the rest of the world growing faster (from €602.2 bn in 2014 to €685.7 bn in 2015, or +14%) than exports (from €772.5 bn in 2014 to €831.5 bn in 2015, or +8%).
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Euro area international trade in goods surplus €25.9 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in November 2016 was €184.2 billion, an increase of 6% compared with November 2015 (€173.8 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €158.3 bn, a rise of 5% compared with November 2015 (€150.9 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €25.9 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in November 2016, compared with +€22.9 bn in November 2015. Intra-euro area trade rose to €154.0 bn in November 2016, up by 5% compared with November 2015.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Business investment rate down to 21.9% in the euro area
In the third quarter of 2016, the business investment rate was 21.9% in the euro area, compared with 22.2% in the previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 40.6% in the third quarter of 2016, compared with 40.5% in the second quarter of 2016.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Household saving rate stable at 12.6% in the euro area
The household saving rate in the euro area was 12.6% in the third quarter of 2016, stable compared with the second quarter of 2016. The household investment rate in the euro area was 8.5% in the third quarter of 2016, compared with 8.6% in the previous quarter.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Industrial production up by 1.5% in euro area
In November 2016 compared with October 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.6% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2016 industrial production rose by 0.1% in the euro area, while it fell by 0.1% in the EU28.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
The EU continues to be a net investor in the rest of the world
Net foreign direct investment (FDI) stocks held by the European Union (EU) in the rest of the world amounted to €6 894 bn at the end of 2015, up by 14.9% compared with the end of 2014. Meanwhile, investment stocks held by the rest of the world in the EU rose even more strongly to €5 842 bn at the end of 2015 (+22.8%). However, the EU maintained a net investment position of slightly above €1 000 bn vis-a-vis the rest of the world.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Euro area unemployment at 9.8%
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.8% in November 2016, stable compared to October 2016 and down from 10.5% in November 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.3% in November 2016, down from 8.4% in October 2016 and from 9.0% in November 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.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Volume of retail trade down by 0.4% in euro area
In November 2016 compared with October 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell 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 October the retail trade volume increased by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU28.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Industrial producer prices up by 0.3% in both euro area and EU28
In November 2016, compared with October 2016, industrial producer prices rose by 0.3% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2016 prices increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28.

In November 2016, compared with November 2015, industrial producer prices rose by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28.

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100


Transportation

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/transport/introduction


References

  1.  "Eurostat"