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Are there reductions in pollutant emissions in the EU? Is there a trend towards more sustainable consumption patterns in the EU? Is life expectancy continuing to increase? Has the employment rate of older persons in the EU increased? Is there a reduction in the EU greenhouse gas emissions? Is there an increase in EU financing for developing countries?
In October 2013 compared with September 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.1% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September industrial production decreased by 0.2% in the euro area and rose by 0.1% in the EU28.
In 2012, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in Luxembourg, expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS), was more than two and a half times the EU28 average. But this is an exception: Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Belgium were between 20% and 30% above the average, while Finland was 15% above average. France, the United Kingdom and Italy were between the average and 10% above.
It is well known that there has been a general trend of improved educational attainment in the EU across generations. However, is this general trend visible for all levels of education and in all Member States? A recent report on the Intergenerational transmission of disadvantages published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union provides some statistical analyses of these questions.
In 2012 in the EU27, flows of money sent by migrants to their country of origin, usually referred to as workers' remittances, including both extra-EU27 and intra-EU27 flows, amounted to 38.8 billion euro. Almost three quarters of this total went outside the EU, with extra-EU27 flows of 28.4 bn and intra-EU27 flows of 10.3 bn. Over the last four years, workers' remittances have been stable at around 28 bn for extra-EU27 flows and 10 bn for intra-EU27 flows.
The EU28 external current account recorded a surplus of 35.6 billion euro (1.1% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2013, compared with a surplus of 30.3 bn (0.9% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2012, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes today for the first time the European Resource Efficiency Scoreboard. The scoreboard presents a set of 30 robust and easily understandable indicators for assessing the use of natural resources in the EU and for monitoring the progress towards a resource-efficient and circular economy.
In 2012, 124.5 million people, or 24.8% of the population, in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared with 24.3% in 2011 and 23.7% in 2008. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty, severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity. The reduction of the number of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU is one of the key targets of the Europe 2020 strategy.
GDP rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.2% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2013, compared with the previous quarter, according to second estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2013, growth rates were +0.3% and +0.4% respectively.
In October 2013 compared with September 2013, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.2% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September retail trade decreased by 0.6% and 0.4% respectively.
In October 2013, compared with September 2013, industrial producer prices fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.6% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September prices rose by 0.2% and 0.1% respectively.
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.9% in November 2013, up from 0.7% in October, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in October 2013, down from 12.2% in September. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.9%, stable compared with September. In both zones, rates have risen compared with October 2012, when they were 11.7% and 10.7% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
For the older EU28 population, those aged 65 years and over, circulatory diseases and neoplasms were by far the most prevalent causes of death in 2010, with 1 931 deaths and 1 075 deaths respectively per 100 000 inhabitants of this age group. Respiratory diseases (378 deaths per 100 000 inhabitants), digestive diseases (177), diseases of the nervous system (154) and deaths due to external causes (125) were the other main causes of death for this age group. For all main causes, the standardised death rates for older men in the EU28 were higher than for older women.
In 2011, 783 100 persons acquired citizenship of an EU27 Member State, down by 4% compared with 2010. This decline, which occurred after three consecutive years of increase, is mainly due to the decreases recorded in four of the five largest countries in terms of granted citizenships: the United Kingdom (177 600 persons, -9% compared with 2010), France (114 600, -20%), Spain (114 600, -7%) and Italy (56 200, -15%), while only Germany (109 600, +5%) registered an increase. These five countries together still accounted for almost three quarters of all citizenships granted by the EU27 Member States.
EU28 trade surplus with the Eastern Partnership countries up to 3.3 bn euro in the first half of 2013
Over the last decade, EU28 international trade in goods with the 6 Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) grew significantly, despite a strong decline in 2009. From 2002 to 2012, EU28 exports to the Eastern Partners increased from 11.9 billion euro to a peak of 39.5 bn. Imports grew from 10.4 bn to a peak of 36.7 bn in 2011, then decreased slightly to 35.3 bn in 2012. Between 2002 and 2012, the EU28 registered a continuous trade surplus with the Eastern Partners, with the exception of a 1.2 bn deficit in 2011. The surplus in 2012 amounted to 4.1 bn.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), with between 10 to 249 persons employed, are a driver of the European economy, creating jobs and contributing to economic growth. In 2011, of the 22 million enterprises in the EU28’s non-financial business economy 7% were SMEs, accounting for 38% of persons employed and creating 38% of total turnover. The majority of EU28 enterprises were micro enterprises (93%), accounting for 30% of persons employed and 17% of turnover, while 0.2% were large enterprises with 33% of persons employed and 44% of turnover.
After a rise between 2008 and 2009, social protection expenditure in the EU28 fell slightly from 29.7% of GDP in 2009 to 29.4% in 2010 and 29.1% in 2011, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The increase observed in the ratio between 2008 and 2009 was mainly a result of the economic crisis, as total social protection expenditure in nominal terms in the EU28 grew (particularly due to the strong growth of unemployment benefits), while GDP fell. The fall between 2009 and 2011 was due to social protection expenditure growing more slowly than GDP. This fall masks different trends at Member State level. In 2011, the two main sources of funding of social protection at EU28 level were general government contributions from taxes, making up 40% of total receipts, and social contributions at 56%.
On 1 January 2013, the population of the EU28 was estimated at 505.7 million, compared with 504.6 million on 1 January 2012. This means that the population of the EU28 grew by 1.1 million in 2012, an annual rate of +2.2 per 1 000 inhabitants, due to a natural increase of 0.2 million (+0.4‰) and net migration of 0.9 million (+1.7‰).