Eurostat has issued an official note responding to a number of questions raised by national statistical authorities and other Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) stakeholders, regarding the interpretation and application of the 2016 Guide to the Statistical Treatment of PPPs.
In July 2018 compared with June 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and remained unchanged in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June, the retail trade volume increased by 0.3% in the euro area and did not change in the EU28.
In 2016, government expenditure on transport amounted to 1.9 % of GDP, below the figure of 2.0 % for 2015.
This article provides recent statistics on renewable energy sources in the European Union (EU). Renewable energy sources include wind power, solar power (thermal, photovoltaic and concentrated), hydro power, tidal power, geothermal energy, biofuels and the renewable part of waste.
While the overall inflation rate can be considered as moderate in the EU since the start of the millennium, significant price variations are noticeable at a detailed level.
A fall in the amount of usable floor area specified in new building permits can be an early warning of an impending economic crisis. The so-called “floor area index” measures trends in the level of usable floor space authorised in construction work and the latest data show that in both the European Union (EU) and the euro area, the floor area index has been rising over the past three years, after reaching its lowest point in 2014. Nevertheless, the index levels for both the EU and the euro area are still lower than the highest levels reached in the fourth quarter of 2006.
In 2016, Denmark had the highest prices for meat (almost 40% higher than the EU average) and was followed by Austria (around 37% higher). Poland was the least expensive country for meat (around 47% lower than the EU average), followed by Bulgaria (around 44% lower).
South Korea was the EU’s 8th largest partner for imports in 2017 (3 % of total extra-EU imports) and also the 8th largest for EU exports (3 % of total extra-EU exports).
Update: Data extracted in July 2018.