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. [+]
Guía de los compiladores sobre las estadísticas europeas sobre los precios del gas natural y la electricidaden Estadisticas
This Compilers Guide provides conceptual issues and practical information and guidance for reporting authorities to compile and report natural gas and electricity price statistics to Eurostat based on the Regulation (EU) 2016/1952. The compilers guide includes examples of 5 reporting authorities that illustrate the practical application of this regulation , in particular the reporting of taxes, fees, levies and charges and network costs.
Revised edition [+]
The quarterly series 'Basic figures on the EU' presents the freshest Eurostat data on a small number of key indicators in the economic and social fields. Each issue is released during the second month of each quarter. The same content is available in a compact printed leaflet. [+]
Estadísticas europeas para las políticas europeas. Datos para fundamentar las prioridades de la Comisiónen Estadisticas
Eurostat supplies a wealth of high-quality, harmonized and comparable statistics for policy making, implementation and monitoring. This brochure is a guide to the wide range of data Eurostat can provide in each of the Commission priority areas: Jobs, Growth and Investment; Digital Single Market; Energy Union and Climate; Internal Market; A Deeper and Fairer Economic and Monetary Union; EU-US Free Trade Agreement; Justice and Fundamental Rights; Migration; A Stronger Global Actor; Democratic Change. The brochure also points out interesting facts for each priority area and provides links to further information and resources. [+]
Guía de los compiladores sobre estadísticas europeas del comercio internacional de mercancías. Edición 2017en Estadisticas
This Compilers Guide is meant to serve as a practical reference document for all National Statistical Authorities involved in the compilation of European trade in goods statistics. It is not intended to replace or complement any national instructions regulating the provision of statistical information by the economic operators involved in intra- and extra-EU trade in goods. [+]
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. [+]
This Methodological manual of city statistics aims to provide data suppliers with the necessary information to achieve coherence and comparability of the data collected, and to support users in understanding and interpreting the meaning of the data for their own purposes.
The core part of the Methodological Manual of City Statistics is the 'Glossary' chapter, where the individual variables and indicators are defined and described together with concrete examples. In addition to the 'Glossary', complementary information on the data quality and methodology as well as explanations on the spatial dimensions and coding system are given in order to guarantee a harmonised and comparable dataset. [+]