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Duration of working life averaged 36.9 years in 2023 


In 2023, the expected average duration of working life for 15-year-olds in the EU was 36.9 years. However, the expected average duration of working life varied broadly among EU countries. 

Wednesday, Jul 24

Production of manufactured goods down by 1% in 2023


After 2 successive increases, +8.5% in 2021 compared with 2020 and +0.4% in 2022 compared with 2021, the EU’s production of manufactured goods registered a decrease of 1.2% in 2023 compared with 2022.

Tuesday, Jul 23

Get your facts straight with our easy-to-use data tool


Have you ever needed quick and easy access to reliable statistics on the EU, the euro area and EU countries to use for your work or studies?

Monday, Jul 22

Government finance statistics: long-term debt securities


The general government financial accounts cover transactions in financial assets and liabilities as well as the stock of financial assets and liabilities. In recent quarters, the liabilities of euro area governments increased because…

Discover Eurostat’s data on children


Did you know that young people up to 18 years of age make up 18.0% of the EU population? Or that 62.6% of children under the age of 3 are not in formal childcare or education? Did you know that there were 9.5% early leavers from education…

Friday, Jul 19

76 695 asylum applications in April 2024


In April 2024, 76 695 first-time asylum applicants (non-EU citizens) applied for international protection in EU countries, a 12% increase compared with April 2023 (68 535).

Children at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2023


In 2023, almost 20 million children in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This figure represented 24.8% of children under the age of 18, remaining relatively stable compared with 2022, with only a slight increase of 0.1…

Key figures on European business: 2024 edition 


Did you know that the EU business economy included almost 31 million enterprises, employing around 156 million people and creating €9 400 billion of added value? Or that the EU produced 1.2 million full electric cars and 15% of all…

Thursday, Jul 18

Experimental statistics on digital platform employment


In 2022, 3.0% of people aged 15-64 worked through digital platforms at least 1 hour in the 12 months preceding the survey. This result comes from a pilot data collection in 16 EU countries and 1 EFTA country.

Podcast: AI as a driver for innovation for statistics


In the latest episode of the Eurostat podcast series Stats in a Wrap, we focus on new innovative tools to make official statistics, such as artificial intelligence (AI).

Wednesday, Jul 17

European Statistical Monitor: July edition


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

Tuesday, Jul 16

Environmental tax revenue shows slight decline in 2022


In 2022, environmental tax revenue in the EU amounted to €317.2 billion (2.0% of the EU’s gross domestic product; GDP) compared with €330.2 billion recorded in 2021, indicating a 4% decrease (-€13 billion).

Extra-EU exports supported 14.5% of EU jobs in 2022


In 2022, EU exports to non-EU countries generated €2 526 billion of gross value added, or 17.7% of the total gross value added in the EU. The share increased by 0.2 percentage points (pp) compared with 2021 (from 17.5%) and by 3.9 pp…

Friday, Jul 12

Almost 1 out of 10 in the EU could not afford proper meal


In 2023, 9.5% of the EU population were unable to afford a meal containing meat, fish or a vegetarian equivalent every second day, 1.2 percentage points (pp) higher compared with 2022 (8.3%).

Thursday, Jul 11

EU counted 2.3 million hospital beds in 2022


In 2022, the EU had 2.3 million hospital beds. Looking back to the last decade, the number of hospital beds decreased by 7% (-171 110 beds) since 2012. In relation to the EU population, on average, there were 516 hospital beds per 100 000…

EU population increases again in 2024


After a decline in 2020 and 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU’s population has increased for the second consecutive year, rising from 447.6 million on 1 January 2023 to 449.2 million people on 1 January 2024.

Wednesday, Jul 10

Key figures on Europe: 2024 edition


Did you know that there were almost 449 million people living in the EU in 2023? Or that in 2023 the EU exported €38 billion more in goods than it imported? Did you know that the share of renewables in EU energy consumption rose from 16%…

Out now: statistics for 2023 migration & asylum report


Eurostat has just released the statistical annex to the 2023 Annual report on migration and asylum, co-produced by Eurostat and the European Migration Network (EMN), which provides unique insights on the most significant migration and…

Tuesday, Jul 9

House sales drop in 2023


In 2023, the number of housing transactions decreased in 13 out of the 16 EU countries for which data are available, compared with 2022. This marks the second consecutive year that the majority of reporting countries have registered drops…

4.3 million people under temporary protection


On 31 May 2024, approximately 4.3 million non-EU citizens, who fled Ukraine as a consequence of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, had temporary protection status in the EU.

Monday, Jul 8

Total market production increased in April 2024


In April 2024, total market production increased by 0.7% in the EU and 0.3% in the euro area compared with the previous month.

Friday, Jul 5

Key data on the Dublin system in 2023


In 2023, EU countries sent 186 910 outgoing requests to transfer the responsibility to examine an asylum application and effectively implemented 16 869 outgoing transfers to other EU countries. Dublin statistics provide information on the…

House prices and rents rose between Q4 2023 and Q1 2024


In the first quarter of 2024, house prices in the EU increased by 0.4% and rents by 0.9% compared with the fourth quarter of 2023.

Thursday, Jul 4


Increase of cocoa prices slows down


In May 2024, the consumer price of cocoa and powdered chocolate in the EU was 6.3% higher than in May 2023.

Tuesday, Jul 2


Declining market shares of biggest EU energy companies


In 2022, the largest electricity and gas producers experienced a decrease in market share in many EU countries, highlighting the increasing competition in the energy market compared with 2021.

Experimental statistics assess tourism’s economic impact


Today, Eurostat released a new webpage on tourism satellite accounts on Europe as part of our experimental statistics section.

Monday, Jul 1

Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the EU


On 1 July 2024, Hungary took over the presidency of the Council of the EU.

EU imports of energy products continue to drop


In the first quarter of 2024, the EU imported €95.5 billion worth of energy products, amounting to a total of 183.8 million tonnes. Compared with the same quarter of 2023, imports decreased both in value (-26.4%) and in net mass (-10.4%).

Friday, Jun 28

Use of fertilisers in EU agriculture down 10% in 2022


In 2022, the quantity of mineral fertilisers (nitrogen and phosphorus) used in agricultural production across the EU was 9.8 million tonnes. This represented a sharp decline of 10.3% compared with the quantity used in 2021, and a…

Q1 2024: migrants ordered to leave down by 2%


In the first quarter of 2024, 103 515 non-EU citizens were ordered to leave an EU country, and 30 570 were returned to another country following an order to leave.