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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

Annual growth in labour costs at 1.6% in euro area
Hourly labour costs rose by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.7% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the third quarter of 2016, hourly labour costs increased by 1.4% and 1.8% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.7%
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 1.6% recorded in both the previous quarter and the fourth quarter of 2015, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The job vacancy rate in the EU28 was 1.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Production in construction down by 2.3% in euro area
In January 2017 compared with December 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 2.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2016, production in construction fell by 0.6% in the euro area, while it grew by 0.2% in the EU28.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Euro area international trade in goods deficit of €0.6 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in January 2017 was €163.9 billion, an increase of 13% compared with January 2016 (€144.9 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €164.5 bn, a rise of 17% compared with January 2016 (€140.1 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €0.6 bn deficit in trade in goods with the rest of the world in January 2017, compared with a surplus of €4.8 bn in January 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €145.7 bn in January 2017, up by 10% compared with January 2016.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100
1.2 million first time asylum seekers registered in 2016
In 2016, 1 204 300 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number slightly down compared with 2015 (when 1 257 000 first time applicants were registered) but almost double that of 2014 (562 700).
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Annual inflation up to 2.0% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation was 2.0% in February 2017, up from 1.8% in January. In February 2016 the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.9% in February 2017, up from 1.7% in January. A year earlier the rate was -0.1%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Employment up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28
The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the third quarter of 2016, employment increased by 0.2% in both areas. These figures are seasonally adjusted.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100


Transportation

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


References

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