Air transport operators in the European Union (EU) had in total over 6 500 aircraft, used for passengers or freight, in 2015. These excluded piston planes, helicopters and aircrafts with maximum take-off weight less than 2 600 kg. From the total EU aircraft fleet, around a fifth (21%) of the aircraft were aged less than 5 years, while 17% were 20 years old or more. Almost a third of the aircraft (30%) were 5 to 9 years old, 17% were 10 to 14 years old and 15% were 15 to 19 years old.
October 2017 compared with September 2017
In the European Union (EU), household electricity prices slightly decreased (-0.5%) on average between the first half of 2016 and the first half of 2017 to stand at €20.4 per 100 kWh. Across the EU Member States, household electricity prices in the first half of 2017 ranged from below €10 per 100 kWh in Bulgaria to more than €30 per 100 kWh in Denmark and Germany.
Africa as a whole represents the fourth most important EU trading partner after the United States, China and Switzerland, accounting for 7.5% of total extra-EU trade in goods in 2016. In 2006, Africa accounted for 8.4% of EU trade and was EU’s third main trading partner. Over this 10-year time period, the share of Africa in extra-EU imports fell from 8.7% in 2006 to 6.7% in 2016, while its share in exports remained roughly stable at around 8%.
With a slightly higher share for import
Last year, 25 624 people died in road accidents in the European Union (EU), some 500 fewer than the previous year (-2%). There has been a downward trend over the last 20 years in the number of road traffic victims in the EU. Compared with 1996, the number of road fatalities has fallen by almost 35 000 persons (-57%), from slightly over 60 000 to less than 26 000 in 2016.
€3.1 bn surplus for EU28
September 2017 compared with August 2017
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In 2016, almost half of employment in the European Union (EU) was concentrated in two economic activities: “Wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services” (24.7%).
€5.1 bn deficit for EU28