Press Release: Euro area international trade in goods surplus €20.6 bn

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Press Release: Revamped trade indicator suggests further weakening of goods trade into third quarter

The growth of world merchandise trade volumes is likely to remain weak in the third quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s Goods Trade Barometer, released on 15 August. The latest reading of 95.7 from the barometer, formerly the World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), is lower than the previous release and signals that stronger trade growth is not yet in sight.

Press Release: Singapore-EU trade in goods: €16 billion surplus

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Press Release: Happy International Beer Day!

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Press Release: Trade: EU agri-food exports continue growing at record pace

EU agri-food exports continue their strong start to the year, with the month of May breaking records. In total exports grew by €12.8 billion, 13.0% above the same period last year. This was accompanied by an increase in import, which rose to €10.7 billion – 6% above the level of May 2018. As a result, the monthly agri-food trade surplus stood at €2.1 billion up from €1.3 billion in May 2018. These are the main findings of the latest monthly trade report published by the European Commission.

Report: Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade: Development until May 2019

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Press Release: EU Foreign Direct Investment flows in 2018

The 2018 preliminary results indicate a general disengagement of direct investment capital circulating between the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) net outflows from the European Union towards extra-EU were negative at -€60 billion, strongly contrasting with the amount invested in 2017 (€301 billion). The disinvestment from the EU market operated by extra-EU direct investors was even more pronounced with approximately -€205 billion of FDI inflows removed, barely counterbalancing the extra EU FDI inward flows observed in 2017 (€265 billion).

Press Release: Euro area international trade in goods surplus €23.0 bn

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Chief Economist Note: Reflections on the economic modelling of free trade agreements

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Press Release: EU28 current account surplus €40.5 bn

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €40.5 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2019, up from a surplus of €40.2 billion (1.0% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2018 and down from a surplus of €58.3 billion (1.5% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2018, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Press release: Volume of retail trade down by 0.3% in euro area

In May 2019 compared with April 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 0.3% in theeuro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2019, the retail trade volume decreased by 0.1% both in the euro area and in the EU28.

In May 2019 compared with May 2018, the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 1.3% both in the euro area and in the EU28.

Press Release: Key elements of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement

On 28 June 2019, the European Union and Mercosur member countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay concluded longstanding negotiations on a landmark trade agreement.

Report: Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade: Development until April 2019

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Press Release: Publication of latest agri-food trade figures: EU keeps strong on agri-food exports

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Press Release: Are you a data visualisation enthusiast? Submit your contribution to EU DataViz 2019

EU DataViz 2019 is an international conference taking place on 12 November 2019 in Luxembourg, organised by the Publications Office of the European Union. It addresses for the first time the specific needs of the community engaged in data visualisation for the public sector in Europe, bringing together experts, practitioners and solution seekers.

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