Statistics

03 Dec: CONSULTATIONS: European labour market statistics on businesses (LMB)

Deadline: 31-01-2022

(Source: European Commission)

Summary

This proposal will overhaul the legislation on European labour market statistics on businesses. These statistics cover the whole set of official statistics on earnings, labour costs, the gender pay gap and job vacancies in the EU that the European Statistical System publishes regularly.

The aim of this initiative is to:

make statistics more up-to-date and more comparable across countriesimprove coverage of the economyensure the collection of data on the annual unadjusted gender pay gap.

Topic

Statistics

Type of act

Proposal for a regulation

Category

REFIT

More information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13266-European-labour-market-statistics-on-businesses-LMB-_en…

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(Source: Eurostat)

March 2021 compared with February 2021

Industrial production up by 0.1% in euro area and by 0.6% in the EU

Up by 10.9% and 11.0% compared with March 2020

In March 2021, the seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.6% in the EU, compared with February 2021, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2021, industrial production fell by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU.

In March 2021 compared with March 2020, industrial production increased by 10.9% in the euro area and by 11.0% in the EU.

Monthly comparison …

06 May: Volume of retail trade up by 2.7% in euro area and by 2.6% in the EU

Source: Eurostat

March 2021 compared with February 2021

Volume of retail trade up by 2.7% in euro area and by 2.6% in the EU

Up by 12.0% and 11.6% compared with March 2020

In March 2021, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 2.7% in the euro area and by 2.6% in the EU, compared with February 2021, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2021, the retail trade volume increased by 4.2% in the euro area and by 3.8% in the EU.

In March 2021 compared with March 2020, the …

04 May: Auditors look into the quality of EU statistics

Source: European Court of Auditors

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is currently looking into the quality of EU statistics that cover a wide range of aspects of society and economy. Specifically, the audit will examine the role of the European Commission in providing high-quality statistics to the EU and its Member States.

Official statistics play a key and growing role for economic and social development. They guide public policies, they support business decisions, and they allow citizens to compare and evaluate progress made. So it is crucial to make sure that EU statistics fulfil the requirement of quality and …

30 Apr: GDP down by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU

Source: Eurostat

Preliminary flash estimate for the first quarter of 2021

GDP down by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU

-1.8% and -1.7% respectively compared with the first quarter of 2020

In the first quarter 2021, seasonally adjusted GDP decreased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU, compared with the previous quarter, according to a preliminary flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. These declines follow falls in the fourth quarter of 2020 (-0.7% in the euro area and -0.5% in the EU) after a …

30 Apr: Eurostat : Euro area annual inflation up to 1.6%

Source: Eurostat

Flash estimate – April 2021

Euro area annual inflation up to 1.6%

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.6% in April 2021, up from 1.3% in March according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, energy is expected to have the highest annual rate in April (10.3%, compared with 4.3% in March), followed by services (0.9%, compared with 1.3% in March), food, alcohol & tobacco (0.7%, compared with 1.1% in March) and non-energy industrial goods (0.5%, compared with 0.3% in March).…

30 Apr: Eurostat : Euro area unemployment at 8.1%

Source: Eurostat

March 2021

Euro area unemployment at 8.1%

EU at 7.3%

In March 2021, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1%, down from 8.2% in February 2021 and up from 7.1% in March 2020. The EU unemployment rate was 7.3% in March 2021, also down from 7.4% in February 2021 and up from 6.4% in March 2020. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Eurostat estimates that 15.520 million men and women in the EU, of whom 13.166 million in the euro area, were unemployed in March 2021. Compared with February 2021, …

29 Apr: Household real consumption per capita decreases in both euro area and EU

Source: Eurostat

Non-financial sector accounts for the fourth quarter of 2020

Household real consumption per capita decreases in both euro area and EU

Real income per capita also down in both euro area and EU

In the fourth quarter of 2020, household real consumption per capita decreased by 2.9% in the euro area, after an increase of 12.4% in the previous https://edpsquarter. Household real income per capita decreased in the fourth quarter of 2020 by 0.8%, after an increase of 4.2% in the third quarter of 2020.

These data, which come from a detailed set of seasonally adjusted quarterly European …