€5.1 bn deficit for EU28
The number of imports and exports of electric bicycles (‘e-bicycles’) to and from the EU has risen sharply over the last five years. In 2012, while 209 000 e-bicycles were exported from the EU, in 2016 the export figures stood at 830 000. The number of imports of e-bicycles shows a similar sharp increase over the five-year period. In 2012, the number of e-bicycle imports into the EU stood at 550 000, while in 2016 this figure reached almost 2 million.
€8.8 bn surplus for EU28
In July 2017 compared with June 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it decreased by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2017, industrial production fell by 0.6% in both zones. In July 2017 compared with July 2016, industrial production increased by 3.2% in the euro area and by 3.1% in the EU28. A full press release is available here. (For more information: Lucia Caudet – Tel.: +32 229 56182; Maud Noyan – Tel.: +32 229 80379; Mirna Talko – Tel.: +32 229 87278)
Source: European Commission
In 2016, the EU, the United States and China recorded the world’s highest trade values in goods, together accounting for 46 % of global exports of goods and 45 % of global imports.
June 2017 compared with May 2017