The current publication presents the simplified energy balance sheets for 2015 and time series of key elements of energy balances for the years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2014 and 2015. Energy data are available for all Member States of the European Union as well as Iceland, Norway, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Turkey, Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) and Ukraine. The energy balances have been constructed according to Eurostat's methodology, on the basis of the energy content of each source and form of energy. The energy balances are expressed in thousands of tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). [+]
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. [+]
EURONA is an open access, peer reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to National Accounts and Macroeconomic Indicators. EURONA aims at providing a platform for researchers, scholars, producers and users of macroeconomic statistics to exchange their research findings. This first issue of 2017 includes articles on the measurement of output growth and inflation across space and time, the use of national accounts from the 17th century till present, the processing of scanner data for consumer price indices and the use of big data for macroeconomic nowcasting. [+]
This statistical publication – commemorating the 40th anniversary of EU-ASEAN Dialogue Relations celebrated in 2017 – offers an insight into a range of socioeconomic issues concerning EU–ASEAN relations. It focuses on statistical data on trade, investment and migration, and also provides an overview of key data regarding the economy, finance, labour market and population. The data, presented in this publication, has been extracted from the Eurostat’s online database, statistics pages of the ASEAN website and a range of international sources. [+]
‘Migrant integration statistics’ presents different aspects of the European Union (EU) statistics on the integration of migrants. The successful integration of migrants into society in the host country is key to maximising the opportunities of legal migration and making the most of the contributions that immigration can make to EU development. In this publication, migrant integration is measured in terms of employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship in the host country. The analysis is based on 2015 statistics from the Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) and Eurostat’s migration statistics.
In addition, this publication provides an analysis on the labour market situation of migrants and their immediate descendants based on the outcomes of the 2014 ad-hoc module of EU-LFS. Data are presented for the European Union and its Member States as well as for the EFTA countries. [+]
Browsing, chatting, online shopping are among our everyday activities that use information and communication technologies (ICT), such as computers, laptops or smartphones. Nowadays, we spend a considerable part of our time online for various reasons, whether at work, at school or university, at home or on the move. Likewise, businesses operate within a digital environment: more and more they conduct business electronically with their partners and interact online with customers.
Statistics can help to better understand the challenges our digital society is facing. This is the aim of the new digital publication 'Digital economy & society in the EU'. By presenting easily understandable statistics on several ICT-related topics through texts, graphs, dynamic data visualisations and an animation, this new digital publication aims to provide answers in a user-friendly way to the most common questions asked by EU citizens on the digital economy and society. [+]
The purpose of this publication is to provide compilers and users of European statistics on international trade in goods with an exhaustive overview of the legal acts laying down the rules to be followed for the data collection, compilation and dissemination. To complete the picture it also addresses the other Union legal acts which impact trade in goods statistics, namely the customs and fiscal legislation. Furthermore it provides useful legislative background information, as well as summaries of the legal acts and short descriptions of their key features. [+]
Hacia una metodología armonizada para los indicadores estadísticos. Parte 3: Pertinencia para la elaboración de políticasen Estadisticas
Indicators more and more play a fundamental role in our modern societies and constitute an essential resource for policymakers, business leaders and the general public. They support evidence-based decision making, allow comparisons over time, between policies, countries and regions, social groups and industries, and contribute to increased transparency and accountability.
To fulfil this key role, indicators must be based on statistics that meet defined quality requirements. European statistics as produced and disseminated by Eurostat and the EU national statistical institutes meet the highest quality requirements. Being based on high quality statistics is a necessary but not a sufficient condition to make indicators policy relevant. Official statisticians, researchers and experts must be aware of the implications of the increasing role of statistical indicators in policy making. They have to engage with decision-makers to understand their needs and the expectations, but also to provide guidance for a correct interpretation and use of these indicators, and for their limitations.
This paper is the last in a series of three papers on statistical indicators published by Eurostat. The first paper on 'Indicator typologies and terminologies' was published in 2014. The second paper on 'Communicating through indicators' was released in February 2017. [+]
'The ESS Report' gives you an insider's view into the world of European statistics, produced and disseminated by the European Statistical System (ESS). The 2016 issue focuses on three major topics: measuring energy efficiency, inequality statistics and managing a modern statistical office in the 21st century. It includes contributions from subject specialists, outlining how they tackle these issues at national level. This issue includes the main initiatives of the ESS undertaken last year and features a joint interview with the Heads of the Statistical Institutes of the Netherlands and Slovak Republic. The European Commissioner in charge of the statistical portfolio, Marianne Thyssen, is also featured in an interview. Finally, we find out from the host of last year's annual meeting of Directors General of the National Statistical Institutes his impressions of this important annual conference and Statistics Netherlands allows us a glimpse into their newsroom. [+]
Edited by Anthony B. Atkinson, Anne-Catherine Guio and Eric Marlier
The EU has not made any progress towards achieving its ‘Europe 2020’ social inclusion target, adopted in 2010, of lifting at least 20 million people from poverty and social exclusion by 2020. This book aims to contribute to our understanding of some of the substantive challenges facing ‘Social Europe’ and to the development of methods that can bring about new insights into issues related to income, deprivation and work. The data on individuals and their households contained in the ‘EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions’ (EU-SILC) are used to contrast the experience of European countries, drawing out lessons of potential value to all. The strengths and weaknesses of cross-sectional and longitudinal EU-SILC data are also examined, and recommendations for their further improvement are made – in relation to both data production and data analysis. Therefore, this volume is intended not only for policy-makers and statisticians but also for all those concerned about the impact of economic, employment and social policies on people’s lives and about the ways in which the social dimension of Europe – including the monitoring of the EU social inclusion target — could be strengthened. [+]