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.
The EU has always been about promoting trade: not only by removing barriers to trade between EU countries, but also by encouraging other countries to trade with the EU. In 2016, EU exports represented 15.6% of global exports and EU imports 14.8%, making it one of the world’s biggest trade players alongside the US and China.
The press release is available in French.
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).
Norway was the EU’s 5th largest partner for imports in 2017 (4 % of total extra-EU imports) and the 7th largest for EU exports (3 % of total extra-EU exports).
In June 2018 compared with May 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and remained stable in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Today the European Commission has published the latest figures on EU imports of soybeans, showing an increase of 283% in imports of soybeans from the U.S., bringing the EU’s total share of imports of U.S. soybeans to 37%, up from 9% one year ago. President Juncker has now put in place a bi-monthly reporting mechanism on the evolution of trade in soybeans from the U.S. to the EU. This is the first concrete follow-up to the EU-U.S. Joint Statement agreed in Washington between Commission President Juncker and U.S. President Trump.