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The European economy since 2000
“The European economy since the start of the millennium – a statistical portrait” is a brand new digital publication issued today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. It has been designed to be accessible to the public at large and aims to show in an easy and interactive way statistics on the EU’s economy, its households, businesses and governments from the year 2000 until today.

Price levels varied by almost one to three across the EU Member States
In 2017, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely in the European Union (EU). Denmark (142% of the EU average) had the highest price level, followed by Luxembourg (127%), Ireland and Sweden (both 125%), Finland (122%) and the United Kingdom (117%). At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest price level was found in Bulgaria (48%), while Romania (52%) and Poland (56%) were just above 50% of the average. In other words, price levels for consumer goods and services in the EU varied by almost one to three between the cheapest and the most expensive Member State.

Production in construction up by 1.8% in euro area
In April 2018 compared with March 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2018, production in construction fell by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.8% in the EU28.

Wide variation of consumption per capita across EU Member States
Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Based on first preliminary estimates for 2017, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 55% to 130% of the European Union (EU) average across the Member States.

Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.1%
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the first quarter of 2018, up from 2.0% recorded in the previous quarter and from 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was 2.2% in the first quarter of 2018, up from 2.0% recorded in the previous quarter and from 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017.

Annual inflation up to 1.9% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation rate was 1.9% in May 2018, up from 1.3% in April. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%. European Union annual inflation was 2.0% in May 2018, up from 1.5% in April. A year earlier, the rate was 1.6%. These figures are published by Eurotat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Annual growth in labour costs at 2.0% in euro area
Hourly labour costs rose by 2.0% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.7% in the EU28 in the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the fourth quarter of 2017, hourly labour costs increased by 1.4% and 2.3% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €16.7 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in April 2018 was €182.9 billion, an increase of 8.0% compared with April 2017 (€169.3 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €166.2 bn, a rise of 8.1% compared with April 2017 (€153.7 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €16.7 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2018, compared with +€15.7 bn in April 2017. Intra-euro area trade rose to €157.4 bn in April 2018, up by 9.8% compared with April 2017.

Industrial production down by 0.9% in euro area
In April 2018 compared with March 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2018, industrial production rose by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.

Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and the EU28
The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2017, employment increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28. These figures are seasonally adjusted.

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