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EU organic farming: 16.9 million hectares in 2022

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The area used for organic agricultural production in the EU continues to increase, and in 2022 reached 16.9 million hectares (ha), up from 15.9 million ha in 2021 and 14.7 million ha in 2020. In 2022, the area used for organic farming was…

At risk of poverty rate slightly decreasing in 2023

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According to the EU statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) 2023, based on 2022 income, 16.2% of the EU population were at risk of poverty, a slight decrease compared with the survey results in 2022 (16.5%, based on 2021…

Actual individual consumption per capita in 2023

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In 2023, actual individual consumption (AIC) per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) varied from 70% to 138% of the EU average across the 27 EU countries. AIC includes all goods and services that households use,…

Tuesday, Jun 18

European Statistical Monitor: June edition

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Today, Eurostat released the European Statistical Monitor, a dashboard with short-term indicators covering different areas, such as economy, environment, business, health and work.

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EU and SDGs: How has the EU performed?

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Today, Eurostat released the publication ‘Sustainable development in the European Union - monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context - 2024 edition’. This publication provides readers with a statistical overview of the…

Monday, Jun 17

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Podcast: fact-checking and trust in times of fake news

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In the latest episode of the Eurostat podcast series Stats in a Wrap, we focus on fact-checking and trust in times of fake news.

Global conference: measuring new forms of employment

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Eurostat and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are organising the global conference on measuring new forms of employment, in Brussels, on 4 and 5 July 2024.

Friday, Jun 14

Government gross debt of euro area largely in euro

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Across the EU, there are significant differences in the structure of general government gross debt as concerns the initial and remaining maturity of debt, the debt instruments used and the predominant institutional sectors holding the…

Employment rate slightly up in Q1 2024

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The employment rate of people aged 20-64 in the EU stood at 75.7% in the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 0.2 percentage points (pp) compared with the fourth quarter of 2023.

Labour market flows in Q1 2024

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Between the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024, 3.4 million unemployed people aged 15-74 in the EU (25.5% of all unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2023) found a job. During this period, 6.8 million (51.3%) remained…

Thursday, Jun 13

Women make up 52% of science & technology employment

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In 2023, 78.3 million people in the EU aged 15 to 74 were employed in science and technology, indicating a 2.9% increase compared with 2022. When looking at 2013, data show a substantial rise of 25% in the last decade (62.5 million people)…

Drop in youths neither working nor studying

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In 2023, more than one in ten (11.2%) young people aged 15 to 29 in the EU were neither in employment nor in education or training (NEET), a decrease of 0.5 percentage points (pp) compared with 2022.

Wednesday, Jun 12

People at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2023

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In 2023, 94.6 million people in the EU (21% of the population) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, i.e. lived in households experiencing at least one of the three poverty and social exclusion risks: risk of poverty, severe…

Tuesday, Jun 11

Webinar: EU progress on Sustainable Development Goals

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Eurostat invites you to join this year’s webinar on the EU’s progress towards its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will take place on Thursday, 20 June 2024, from 15.00 to 16.00 CEST.

EU pensions amount to 12.9% of GDP in 2021

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In 2021, approximately €1 882 billion was spent on pensions across EU countries, or 12.9% of the total gross domestic product (GDP). Although the total pension expenditure increased by 2.8% compared with 2020, its ratio to GDP was 0.7…

Monday, Jun 10

4.9 million employed in finance and insurance sector

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In 2021, 4.9 million people were employed in the EU’s financial and insurance activities sector. This represents 3.1% of all employed people in the EU.

4.2 million people under temporary protection

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On 30 April 2024, 4.2 million non-EU citizens, who fled Ukraine as a consequence of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine that began on 24 February 2022, had temporary protection status in the EU.

Friday, Jun 7

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EU tourism nights increase at the beginning of 2024

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In the first quarter of 2024, there were 452.6 million overnight stays in tourist accommodations across the EU, marking a 7% increase compared with the same quarter of 2023. January recorded 133.9 million nights (+3% compared with January…

Thursday, Jun 6

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European Statistics Competition video winners 2024

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Eurostat is happy to announce the winners of the European Statistics Competition 2024, held in the 2023-2024 school year.

Monitoring port traffic: new experimental statistics

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Today, Eurostat launched a new webpage on maritime vessel traffic as part of our experimental statistics section.

Wednesday, Jun 5

2023 environmental protection investment: €67 billion

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Eurostat estimates that in 2023, EU countries invested about €67 billion into assets essential to provide environmental protection services. These services included wastewater treatment plants, vehicles to transport waste, acquisitions of…

Energy use in EU households in 2022 lowest since 2016

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In 2022, EU households used 10.1 million terajoules of energy, the lowest amount recorded since 2016.

Tuesday, Jun 4

Intra-EU trade decreased by 2.4% in 2023

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In 2023, exports of goods from EU countries to other EU countries stood at €4 135 billion, a decrease of 2.4% compared to 2022.

European elections 2024: people eligible to vote

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The 2024 elections for the European Parliament are set for 6-9 June 2024. Eurostat has asked the National Statistical Institutes of the EU Member States for a dedicated data collection on the number of people eligible to vote. Following…

Monday, Jun 3

Take a chance: Web Intelligence Competition

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Eurostat is pleased to announce the classification of occupations for online job advertisements challenge (WI CLASSIFICATION CHALLENGE) within the European Statistics Awards Program. The competition aims to stimulate innovation in the area…

Decrease in trade of bicycles in 2023

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In 2023, the EU exported €1.03 billion worth of bicycles (both electric and non-electric), marking a 10% decrease compared with 2022. The value of imports stood at €1.98 billion, a 21% decline compared with 2022.

Make statistical maps with the upgraded IMAGE tool

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Maps are an effective tool helping readers to quickly grasp complex information while putting it into a geographic context. Most Eurostat maps are prepared using the Interactive Map Generator (IMAGE), a web-based tool created by the…

Friday, May 31

Online consultation or voting 2023: 8.5% of EU people

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In 2023, 8.5% of EU individuals aged between 16 and 74 used the internet to take part in online consultations or voting to define civic or political issues, such as urban planning or signing a petition.

How much milk does the EU produce?

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EU  farms produced an estimated 160.0 million tonnes of raw milk in 2022.

Thursday, May 30

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EU represented 15.2% of world’s GDP in 2021

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The International Comparison Program (ICP) showed that, in 2021, the EU's gross domestic product (GDP) represented 15.2% of world GDP when expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS).