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Government debt down to 86.1% of GDP in euro area

Monday, 21.1.2019 - 12:00
At the end of the third quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 86.1%, compared with 86.3% at the end of the second quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 81.0% to 80.8%. Compared with the third quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 88.2% to 86.1%) and the EU28 (from 82.5% to 80.8%).

Seasonally adjusted government deficit increased to 0.5% of GDP in the euro area

Monday, 21.1.2019 - 12:00
In the third quarter of 2018, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.5% in the euro area (EA19), an increase compared with 0.3% in the second quarter of 2018. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.6%, an increase compared with 0.4% in the previous quarter.

House prices up by 4.3% in both the euro area and the EU

Friday, 18.1.2019 - 12:00
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.3% in both the euro area and the EU in the third quarter of 2018 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Production in construction down by 0.1% in euro area

Thursday, 17.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018 compared with October 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it increased by 0.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2018, production in construction fell by 1.6% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the EU28.

Annual inflation down to 1.6% in the euro area

Thursday, 17.1.2019 - 12:00
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.6% in December 2018, down from 1.9% in November. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.7% in December 2018, down from 2.0% in November. A year earlier, the rate was 1.7%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

EU surplus up to over €190 bn in 2017

Wednesday, 16.1.2019 - 12:00
The European Union (EU) surplus in trade in services, which had fallen between 2013 and 2016, increased to €191.8 bn in 2017. This is the result of EU exports of services to the rest of the world rising by 5%, from €870.5 bn in 2016 to €912.4 bn in 2017, while EU imports decreased by 2%, from €732.3 bn to €720.7 bn.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €19.0 bn

Tuesday, 15.1.2019 - 12:00
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in November 2018 was €203.0 billion, an increase of 1.9% compared with November 2017 (€199.2 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €184.0 bn, a rise of 4.7% compared with November 2017 (€175.7 bn).

Industrial production down by 1.7% in euro area

Monday, 14.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018 compared with October 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2018, industrial production increased by 0.1% in both the euro area and in the EU28.

EU28 current account surplus €38.7 bn

Monday, 14.1.2019 - 12:00
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €38.7 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2018, down from a surplus of €59.9 billion (1.5% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2018 and from a surplus of €60.4 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2017, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Household saving rate up to 12.3% in the euro area

Friday, 11.1.2019 - 12:00
The household saving rate in the euro area was 12.3% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with 12.1% in the second quarter of 2018. The household investment rate in the euro area was 9.1% in the third quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter.

Business investment rate up to 23.3% in the euro area

Friday, 11.1.2019 - 12:00
In the third quarter of 2018, the business investment rate was 23.3% in the euro area, compared with 23.0% in the previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 40.3% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with 40.6% in the second quarter of 2018.

R&D expenditure in the EU increased slightly to 2.07% of GDP in 2017

Thursday, 10.1.2019 - 12:00
In 2017, the Member States of the European Union (EU) spent all together almost €320 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.07% in 2017, compared with 2.04% in 2016. Ten years earlier (2007), R&D intensity was 1.77%.

Euro area unemployment at 7.9%

Wednesday, 9.1.2019 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in November 2018, down from 8.0% in October 2018 and from 8.7% in November 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in November 2018, stable compared with October 2018 and down from 7.3% in November 2017. This remains 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.

Volume of retail trade up by 0.6% in euro area

Monday, 7.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018 compared with October 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 0.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October, the retail trade volume increased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28.

Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro area

Friday, 4.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018, compared with October 2018, industrial producer prices fell by 0.3% 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 October 2018, prices increased by 0.8% in both zones.

Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro area

Friday, 4.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018, compared with October 2018, industrial producer prices fell by 0.3% 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 October 2018, prices increased by 0.8% in both zones.

Euro area annual inflation down to 1.6%

Friday, 4.1.2019 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.6% in December 2018, down from 1.9% in November 2018, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro area

Friday, 4.1.2019 - 12:00
In November 2018, compared with October 2018, industrial producer prices fell by 0.3% 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 October 2018, prices increased by 0.8% in both zones.

16% of employed internet users reported changes in their job tasks due to new software or computerised equipment

Thursday, 20.12.2018 - 12:00
At the beginning of 2018, 87% of people in the European Union (EU), aged between 16 and 74 years, had used internet at least once in the last twelve months. Of those internet users that were employed, 71% reported using computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets or other portable devices at work and 19% used computerised equipment or machinery.

The net investment position of the EU down at €1 100 billion

Thursday, 20.12.2018 - 12:00
Net foreign direct investment (FDI) stocks held in the rest of the world by investors resident in the European Union (EU) amounted to €7 412 bn at the end of 2017, down by 4.8% compared with the end of 2016. Meanwhile, investment stocks held by the rest of the world in the EU remained almost stable at €6 295 bn at the end of 2017 (-0.3%). In other words, the EUˈs net investment position vis-a-vis the rest of the world decreased from €1 469 bn at the end of 2016 to €1 117 bn at the end of 2017.

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