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Annual inflation stable at 1.5% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation was 1.5% in September 2017, stable compared with August 2017. In September 2016 the rate was 0.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.8% in September 2017, up from 1.7% in August 2017. A year earlier the rate was 0.4%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU
In 2016, 117.5 million people, or 23.4% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €16.1 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2017 was €171.5 billion, an increase of 6.8% compared with August 2016 (€160.6 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €155.4 bn, a rise of 8.6% compared with August 2016 (€143.1 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €16.1 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in August 2017, compared with +€17.5 bn in August 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €132.9 bn in August 2017, up by 7.6% compared with August 2016.

Industrial production up by 1.4% in euro area
In August 2017 compared with July 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2017, industrial production rose by 0.3% in the euro area, while it fell by 0.3% in the EU28.

Record number of air passengers carried at almost 1 billion in 2016
In 2016, 972.7 million passengers travelled by air in the European Union (EU), up by 5.9% compared with 2015 and by 29.1% compared with 2009. Over this period, air passenger transport has steadily risen in the EU.

House prices up by 3.8% in the euro area
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.8% in the euro area and by 4.4% in the EU in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Household saving rate nearly stable at 12.1% in the euro area
The household saving rate in the euro area was 12.1% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 12.0% in the first quarter of 2017.

Business investment rate up to 23.2% in the euro area
In the second quarter of 2017, the business investment rate was 23.2% in the euro area, compared with 22.9% in the previous quarter.

Volume of retail trade down by 0.5% in euro area
In August 2017 compared with July 2017, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19), while it remained stable in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July, the retail trade volume decreased by 0.3% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU28.

EU28 current account surplus €41.9 bn
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €41.9 billion (1.1% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2017, down from a surplus of €49.4 billion (1.3% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2017 and from a surplus of €58.6 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2016, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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