Statistics of the EU
Latest business news about statistics, facts and figures of the European Union.
- Annual inflation in the EU down to -0.2 pct — 18 May 2016, 12:45 CET
European Union annual inflation dropped to -0.2% in April 2016, down from 0.0% in March. The rate for March last year was also 0.0%, according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.
- Eurozone trade surplus up to EUR 28.6 bn in March — 17 May 2016, 12:44 CET
First estimates for March show a surplus in international trade in goods for the Eurozone of EUR 28.6 bn and a EUR 7.2 bn surplus for the whole EU, according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.
- Eurozone industrial production down 0.8 pct in March — 12 May 2016, 17:15 CET
Seasonally-adjusted industrial production fell 0.8 per cent in the eurozone and 0.5 per cent in the EU as a whole In March compared with a year earlier, according to estimates from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.
- Eurozone retail trade down 0.5 pct in March — 10 May 2016, 12:11 CET
Seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.5% in the eurozone in March compared with the previous month and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office. In February the retail trade volume rose by 0.3% in the euro
- Heart attacks or strokes kill 1 in 5 in EU — 10 May 2016, 13:17 CET
Heart attacks (around 644,000 deaths) and strokes (almost 433,000) - slightly more than 1 in 5 - were the cause of death for almost 1.1 million people in the European Union in 2013, according to Eurostat figures.
- Eurozone industrial producer prices up 0.3 pct — 03 May 2016, 16:58 CET
Industrial producer prices rose by 0.3% in the eurozone in March compared with a month earlier, according to estimates from Eurostat, and by 0.4% in the EU as a whole.
- Big variations in jobless across EU regions — 28 April 2016, 12:28 CET
While unemployment rates fell in the majority of EU regions in 2015 compared with the previous year, figures from Eurostat show a huge variation in the levels of unemployment across Europe.
- More Europeans age 30-34 complete tertiary education — 27 April 2016, 23:57 CET
An increasing number of Europeans aged 30 to 34 complete tertiary education - from 23.6% in 2002 to 38.7% in 2015 - while there are fewer and fewer early leavers from education and training, figures from Eurostat show.
- 70 pct employment for 20-64 yr-olds in EU — 27 April 2016, 18:01 CET
The employment rate of the EU population aged 20 to 64 stood at 70.1% in 2015, up compared with 2014 (69.2%), but still slightly below its 2008 peak (70.3%), according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.
- Trade surplus for EU in February of EUR 3.0 bn — 16 April 2016, 00:50 CET
The EU recorded a surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the
world of EUR 3.0 bn in February, compared with +EUR 1.8 bn in February 2015, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.
- Eurozone industrial production down 0.8 pct — 14 April 2016, 23:07 CET
In February 2016 compared with January 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.
- Euro area house prices grew 2. 9 pct in Q4 2015 — 12 April 2016, 13:32 CET
House prices rose 2.9 per cent in the euro area and 3.8 per cent in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat.
- Eurozone economic activity ticks up after sharp fall: survey — 05 April 2016, 20:24 CET
Eurozone private sector business activity ticked up in March after a
sharp fall in February, the closely watched Markit survey shows, but the outlook remains clouded.
- Airbus warns against Brexit in letter to UK workers — 04 April 2016, 22:10 CET
European aerospace giant Airbus on Monday wrote to its British workforce to warn against the nation's possible departure from the EU, less than three months before a key referendum.
- Eurozone jobless rate falls marginally, outlook uncertain — 04 April 2016, 13:56 CET
The eurozone unemployment rate improved only marginally in February, official data showed on Monday, stoking concerns the economy could be slowing after only a modest recovery.
- Eurozone inflation inches up, still negative in March — 01 April 2016, 21:03 CET
Eurozone consumer prices continued to fall in March at only a slightly
slower pace than in February, data showed Thursday, despite the European Central Bank boosting its already massive stimulus programme to beat deflation.
- Germany cuts public debt to 2.15 trillion euros in 2015 — 31 March 2016, 11:47 CET
Germany, Europe's biggest economy, shaved 24 billion euros ($27 billion)
off its overall public debt burden to 2.153 trillion euros in 2015, the
country's central bank, or Bundesbank, said on Thursday.
- 'Helicopter money' not under discussion at ECB: Coeure — 31 March 2016, 01:21 CET
The concept of "helicopter money" where the European Central Bank would print and hand out cash directly to eurozone citizens "is not currently part of the discussion" on the ECB's governing council, says a top official.
- ECB loans EUR 7.3 bn to banks at ultra-cheap rates — 24 March 2016, 18:16 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday that it had leant 7.3 billion
euros ($8.1 billion) in ultra-cheap loans to banks in the latest round
of its plan to kick-start lending to households and businesses.
- Global concerns weigh on eurozone recovery: ECB — 24 March 2016, 22:52 CET
Economic recovery in the eurozone is set to continue in the coming months, but not as fast as hoped owing to global uncertainties and slowing growth in emerging economies, the European Central Bank said on Thursday.
- European banking supervisor urges banks to re-think business model — 23 March 2016, 14:52 CET
Low interest rates and exposure to substantial amounts of bad debt have severely weakened Europe's banks, and should cause them to re-evaluate their business models, says the region's banking supervisor.
- European bank supervisor says Italian merger 'must' succeed — 22 March 2016, 15:47 CET
Europe's banking supervisor said on Tuesday that she would work hard to
ensure a proposed tie-up between Italian banks Banco Popolare and Banca
popolare di Milano (BPM) was a success.
- ECB stimulus has created 80,000 French jobs: Bank of France chief — 21 March 2016, 13:22 CET
France's central bank chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau said Monday that
contested economy-boosting measures by the European Cental Bank had
produced "tangible results", including tens of thousands of French jobs.
- Is 'helicopter money' moving on to ECB's radar? — 21 March 2016, 00:03 CET
It's a concept that conjures up images of European Central Bank chief
Mario Draghi donning his flying suit, starting his helicopter and flying
out over the eurozone to throw money to the crowds below.
- Draghi, Germany draw daggers over ECB's mega-stimulus — 11 March 2016, 23:16 CET
A simmering war between ECB chief Mario Draghi and Germany erupted into the open on Friday after the bank unleashed an unprecedented stock of ammunition to light a fire under chronically weak inflation.