In December 2017 compared with November 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2017, production in construction grew by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.
Data extracted in January 2018.
Data from November 2017.
Data from December 2017.
Today, on 6 February, is Safer Internet Day. To know more about this initiative, see the Safer Internet Day website.
If you would like to know more about internet safety and security in the EU, we have put together some useful links to Eurostat datasets, visualisations and articles for you.
4% gap for primary energy consumption and 2% gap for final energy consumption targets
In 2016, almost one billion passengers travelled by air in the European Union. Are you curious to know which airports in your country were the busiest and which destinations were most popular? London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, handled over 1.2 million passengers on one route to the Middle East. Can you guess where they were going? Amsterdam’s Schiphol and Frankfurt-Main airports were particularly used for flying to other European destinations. Do you know which ones? You can find the answers to these and many other questions using our interactive tool on air passenger transport in the European Union and EFTA countries, which has been updated with 2016 data.
Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targets. In 2016, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 17% in the European Union (EU), double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available. The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The EU’s target is to obtain 20% of energy in gross final consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 27% by 2030.
In 2017, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.2 billion, up by 5.1% compared with 2016. Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, notably driven by the rise in the nights spent by non-residents of the country visited. In 2017, Spain (471 million nights, +3.6% compared with 2016) retained its lead, ahead of France (431 mn, +6.6%), Italy (425 mn, +5.4%) and Germany (400 mn, +2.7%).
Social media is not only used by individuals, but increasingly also by enterprises. While just under one third of enterprises used social media in 2013, this share had risen to almost one half in 2017.