Eurostatistics - Data for short-term economic analysis - Issue number 05/2013
Eurostatistics - Data for short-term economic analysis - shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It is based on Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), complemented by some business cycle indicators. [+]
The ESS report 2012. European Statistical System
The aim of the first report by the European Statistical System, “ESS Report”, is to allow its readers an insider's view into the world of European statistics, produced and disseminated by the ESS. The Report presents an overview of the most important developments in European Statistics in 2012. It presents the organisation and structure of the ESS, shows its key achievements in 2012 and sheds light on an increasingly important area of statistical production – the measurement of well-being of EU citizens. Denmark and Cyprus summarise the main results of their European Council Presidencies, and the role and aims of the European Statistical Programme for the years 2013-2017 are explained. The final article focuses on the ESS strategy, which aims at making the system stronger for the future. [+]
EU Employment and Social Situation - Quarterly Review - March 2013 - Special Supplement on Demographic Trends
This Eurostat report presents an overview of recent demographic trends in the European Union and in Croatia, based on data available at Eurostat. [+]
ESS guidelines on revision policy for Principal European Economic Indicators PEEIs - 2013 edition
The ESS guidelines on revision policy for Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs) represent an important step towards the harmonisation of revision policies within the ESS and in Eurostat. A common revision policy for PEEIs will improve the quality and comparability of national macro-economic data as well as enhance the overall quality of European Union and euro area aggregates. The guidelines have been endorsed by the ESSC on 9 February 2012. They are structured in seven main chapters which are further subdivided into specific items with indication of best alternatives. [+]
Towards a ‘baby recession’ in Europe?
Statistics in focus. Population and social conditions 13/2013.
Differential fertility trends during the economic crisis.
The relationship between the economy and population dynamics has long been discussed, but is still controversial. Fertility is commonly assumed to follow the economic cycle, falling in periods of recession and vice-versa, though scientific evidence is still not unanimous on this. This report looks at fertility trends in 31 European countries against selected indicators of economic recession. Fertility rates are also computed for women differentiated by parity, employment status, educational attainment and migrant status, highlighting the impact that the economic crisis may have on specific population groups. [+]
Asylum applicants and first instance decisions on asylum applications: 2012
Data in Focus. Population and social conditions 5/2013
This quarterly publication gives an insight into recent developments in international protection including applicants for asylum and first instance decisions on asylum applications. These data are supplied to Eurostat by the national Ministries of Interior and related official agencies. Most of the statistics presented in this Data in Focus are collected under the regulatory framework of Regulation 862/2007 on statistics on migration and international protection. [+]
International trade and foreign direct investment - 2013 edition
In a world of increasing globalisation, where political, economic and technological barriers are rapidly disappearing, the ability of the European Union and its Member States to participate in global activity is an important indicator of their performance and competitiveness. In order to remain competitive, modern day business relationships extend well beyond the traditional foreign exchange of goods and services. International trade may be complemented or substituted by producing (and often selling) goods and services in countries other than where an enterprise was first established: this approach is known as foreign direct investment (FDI). The aim of this pocketbook is to give an overview of the external dimension of the EU economy by presenting, in a compact way, the available data on trade in goods, trade in services, and foreign direct investments. More detailed information is freely available on Eurostat’s website. [+]
Energy balance sheets - 2010-2011 - 2013 edition
The current publication, which is exclusively devoted to the global energy balance sheets, presents, for the years 2010 and 2011, the balance sheets expressed in specific units and in tons of oil equivalent, for the European Union as a whole, as well as for each Member State and as well as Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Norway. The balance sheets have been constructed according to Eurostat's methodology, where all the operations are harmonized on the basis of the energy content of each source and form of energy, without any hypothetical substitutions, nor any calculation of equivalence. [+]
Key figures on the enlargement countries - 2013 edition
This extensive pocketbook on enlargement countries covers the years 2001 to 2011 and contains tables and graphs on demography, education, social conditions and labour force, national accounts, finance and prices, agriculture, energy, industry, construction and services, transport, communications and information society, as well as external trade, research and development and environment. A short commentary on the data and methodological notes are also included. [+]
Taxation trends in the European Union - Data for the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway - 2013 edition
This report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway, which are Members of the European Economic Area. The data are presented within a unified statistical framework (the ESA95 harmonised system of national and regional accounts), which makes it possible to assess the heterogeneous national tax systems on a fully comparable basis. The standard classifications of tax revenues (by major type of tax or by level of government) presented in most international tax revenue statistics are hard to interpret in economic terms. [+]