Statistics of the EU
Latest business news about statistics, facts and figures of the European Union.
- Eurozone debt rises sharply: Eurostat — 22 July 2014, 14:36 CET
European public debt -- the accumulated total of government budget deficits and borrowing -- rose sharply earlier this year, reversing a downtrend when the economic crisis eased, official figures showed on Tuesday.
- IMF raises Germany growth forecasts — 22 July 2014, 11:38 CET
The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for Germany's growth on Monday, shrugging off concerns of a slowdown in the eurozone's largest economy.
- Schaeuble warns ECB on asset bubbles — 21 July 2014, 18:02 CET
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned the European Central Bank on Sunday that a loose monetary policy runs the risk of causing asset bubbles.
- European car market recovers, Peugeot picks up speed — 17 July 2014, 10:44 CET
The number of new cars registered in Europe grew for the 10th
consecutive month in June, according to industry data published Thursday, adding to evidence the embattled sector is recovering.
- Polish MEP's 'n-word' remark sparks anger — 16 July 2014, 22:59 CET
A far-right Polish MEP outraged Euro-MPs gathered in the European Parliament on Wednesday by comparing the continent's unemployed youth to "niggers" in the US South.
- IMF cuts eurozone 2014 growth forecast — 15 July 2014, 10:26 CET
The IMF cut its 2014 growth forecast for the eurozone on Monday, warning that the recovery in the single currency bloc was "neither robust nor sufficiently strong."
- Eurozone industrial production falls in May — 14 July 2014, 13:39 CET
Industrial production in the eurozone fell by 1.1 per cent in May, official Eurostat data showed on Monday, erasing a rise a month earlier.
- Number of EU banks down in 2013: ECB — 11 July 2014, 16:56 CET
The number of domestic banks and credit institutions in Europe and the eurozone declined in 2013, confirming a down-trend seen for a number of years, new data showed on Friday.
- Migration helps boost EU population to 507.4 million — 10 July 2014, 16:23 CET
The population of the European Union stood at 507.4 million people on January 1, official EU data showed Thursday, with a significant boost from immigration.
- Eurozone leaders in tussle over budget rules — 07 July 2014, 20:05 CET
Leaders from struggling eurozone economies continued a push to loosen strict EU budget rules Monday despite firm opposition from Germany, which feels that flexibility must be matched by structural reform.
- Eurozone unemployment falls, but pace slows — 02 July 2014, 23:16 CET
Unemployment in the eurozone continued to fall in May, but at a slower pace, raising fears that a fragile economic recovery in the single currency bloc could be stalling.
- Eurozone loans to private sector still contracting: ECB — 30 June 2014, 12:11 CET
Loans to the private sector in the euro area -- a gauge of economic health -- are contracting at a faster rate than before, European Central Bank data showed on Monday.
- Eurozone inflation stays weak at 0.5% in June: Eurostat — 30 June 2014, 15:18 CET
Eurozone inflation is still stuck at the lowest levels since the
financial crisis, new data showed on Monday, highlighting the threat of deflation but analysts say the ECB is unlikely to ease policy further this week.
- Eurozone growth stalls, France lags, deflation threatens — 30 June 2014, 12:14 CET
Europe's fragile recovery is stalling, a batch of economic data showed this week, with analysts warning that France, with the eurozone's second-biggest economy, could be slipping into another downturn.
- Slumping France hits eurozone business activity — 23 June 2014, 15:28 CET
Eurozone business activity slipped for the second month running in June, a closely watched survey showed on Monday, with France leading the fall and possibly heading to recession.
- German eurosceptics fan debate over ECB voting rights — 19 June 2014, 21:56 CET
The enlargement of the eurozone to 19 countries in 2015 has sparked a debate in Germany as to whether Europe's top economy will see its power curbed within the European Central Bank.
- Patchy recovery in EU car sales continues for ninth month — 17 June 2014, 23:47 CET
European new car registrations rose for their ninth consecutive month in May, trade data showed Tuesday, although sales remained muted and patchy as the market struggled to shake off a recent slump.
- German inflation hits 4-year low, Spain and Italy weak — 13 June 2014, 23:51 CET
Inflation hit a four-year low in Germany and was weak in Spain and Italy
as well, data showed on Friday, a week after the European Central Bank
revealed a battery of measures to fight off the spectre of deflation.
- Eurozone industrial production bounces higher in April — 12 June 2014, 13:33 CET
Industrial production in the eurozone rebounded by 0.8 per cent in April, official Eurostat data showed, after a 0.4 per cent drop in March, with a notable pick up for energy and non-durable consumer goods.
- Merkel says latest ECB action shows crisis not yet over — 11 June 2014, 16:17 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that the unprecedented
anti-deflation measures announced last week by the European Central Bank
(ECB) show that Europe's financial difficulties are not yet over.
- Poland tips 3.8% growth for 2015, highest in three years — 10 June 2014, 18:44 CET
Central European heavyweight Poland said Tuesday it expected its economy to expand by 3.8 per cent in 2015, its strongest growth in three years, despite civil unrest in neighbouring Ukraine.
- ECB cuts inflation forecasts — 05 June 2014, 17:54 CET
The European Central Bank on Thursday pared back its forecasts for inflation in the 18-country eurozone, justifying its decision to cut interest rates to new record lows.
- ECB unveils new liquidity measures to boost bank lending — 05 June 2014, 17:56 CET
The European Central Bank unveiled on Thursday a package of new liquidity measures in a bid to boost ailing bank lending in the euro area.
- Lithuania nears euro entry in step towards West — 05 June 2014, 14:06 CET
Lithuania passed a key hurdle on Wednesday to adopting the euro, paving the way to become the 19th member of the eurozone in 2015 and confirm its place within the heart of Europe.
- Eurozone unemployment rate continues fall in April — 03 June 2014, 12:28 CET
The eurozone unemployment rate fell to 11.7 per cent in April, the Eurostat statistics agency said on Tuesday, with notable signs of improvement in Portugal and Ireland.