The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2018 was €176.5 billion, a decrease of 2.5% compared with December 2017 (€181.0 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €159.5 bn, a rise of 1.9% compared with December 2017 (€156.5 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €17.0 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in December 2018, compared with +€24.5 bn in December 2017. Intra-euro area trade fell to €142.6 bn in December 2018, down by 1.2% compared with December 2017.
December 2018 compared with November 2018.
In 2017, emissions of three main greenhouse gases generated by economic activities of EU resident units stood at 4.4 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalents which is 14 % lower than 2008.
Government revenues from environmental taxes amounted to €369 billion in 2017 in the European Union (EU), compared with €264 billion in 2002. Over the same period, the share of environmental taxes in total government revenues from taxes and social contributions1 decreased from 6.8 % in 2002 to 6.1 % in 2017.
Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targets.
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices at constant tax rates (HICP-CT) is a variant of the HICP that measures inflation without the impact of changes in taxes on products, such as value added tax (VAT), excise duties, etc. It thus aims to assess the contribution to inflation of changes in taxes on products. This article analyses HICP-CT data for the European Union (EU) and outlines the methodology underlying these statistics.
Gap to energy efficiency target for 2020 continued to widen.
In 2018, over 80% of internet users aged 16-74 in the European Union (EU) logged in to online services using their username and password.
The latest annual figures on the volume of retail sales via either mail order houses or the Internet show a year-on-year increase of 12 % in the European Union (EU) in 2017.
In 2017, 8 % of the European Union (EU) population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. This share peaked in 2012 (11 %), and has fallen continuously in subsequent years.
Data on contingent liabilities and non-performing loans of EU governments for the year 2017 have been published today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. This publication includes data on government guarantees, liabilities related to public-private partnerships recorded off-balance sheet of government and liabilities of government controlled entities (public corporations) classified outside general government. Contingent liabilities are only potential liabilities. They may become actual government liabilities if specific conditions prevail.