Science, technology and innovation in Europe. 2006 Edition.
In the context of the conclusions of the Council meetings of Lisbon in 2000 and Barcelona in 2002, relevant and meaningful indicators on Science, Technology and Innovation are paramount in informing policy-makers as to where Europe stands in moving towards more knowledge and growth. This information is also necessary to better gauge how Europe is evolving, compared with the United States, Japan, China, the Russian Federation and other main economies. The statistics and indicators presented in this publication report on Europe's recent performance on R&D, innovation, high-tech industries and knowledge-based services, patenting and human resources in science and technology. [+]
Science, technology and innovation in Europe. 2006 Edition.
Fishery statistics - Data 1990-2005.
This pocketbook contains summary tables on catches by fishing region, on aquaculture production, on total production, on landings in EEA ports, on trade in fishery products, on supply balance sheets, on the EEA fishing fleet and on the number of fishers. [+]
External and intra-European Union trade - Statistical yearbook - Data 1958-2005.
The yearbook on external and intra-European Union trade provides data on long-term trends in the trade of the European Union and its Member States. In particular, it contains annual statistics on the trade flows of the EU with its main trading partners on the one hand and between the Member States on the other. These statistics are broken down by major product groups. The publication also includes extra chapters on the trade of candidate countries and EFTA members. The publication also includes extra chapters on the trade of candidate countries and EFTA members. [+]
Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity: The world's ability to regenerate resources and absorb waste in a limited time period.
The Ecological Footprint (EF) is one part of a renewable resource accounting tool that is used to address the underlying issue of sustainable consumption. It measures the extent to which humanity is using nature's resources faster than what can be regenerated. A brief review of the strengths and shortcomings of the model is provided. Additionally, some other tools measuring sustainable development are presented. [+]
Regions: Statistical yearbook 2006.
The 2006 edition of Regions: Statistical yearbook covers the 254 regions of the 25 EU Member States, defined by level 2 of the Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS 2003), and the 14 statistical regions in the candidate countries Bulgaria and Romania. The publication contains chapters on population, GDP, household accounts, labour market, labour productivity, urban statistics, science, technology and innovation, structural business statistics, health, transport and agriculture. New this year is the chapter on labour productivity. The regional diversity of Europe is shown in the form of maps and graphs, commented by texts. A CD-ROM contains the data series used to draw the maps, the PDF versions of each of the three language editions of the yearbook and documentation on the NUTS 2003 nomenclature. [+]
European Union foreign direct investment - Yearbook 2006 - Data 1999-2004.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a key role in the globalisation process and is an important element affecting international relations. An international investment is classified as FDI when at least 10% of the capital of the target enterprise is acquired. The publication provides detailed data on EU - FDI for recent years, for both EU FDI abroad and FDI into the EU. It provides an overview of the position of the EU in World FDI and a comparison with the US. For EU FDI abroad, a particular focus is put on EU FDI in emerging countries. Finally, FDI data with major partners are detailed according to the kind of activity in which the investment takes place. Data focus on the EU as whole and, to a lesser extent, on the Member States. [+]
The Panorama is the first edition of this kind of publication on tourism. It consists of tables and graphs with short analysis and includes a CD-ROM containing more detailed tables. This CD-ROM (English/French/German) has been published for several years under the title 'Tourism Statistics Yearbook". The Panorama gives an overview on tourism in Europe and describes what tourism is about in the EU Member States, Candidate and EFTA countries. It focuses on general facts in tourism that remain stable over time. This includes recent trends, the tourism behaviour of Europeans and details on tourism in the EU countries. The period from 2000 to 2004 and the year 1995 are covered. [+]
Key figures on European Business - with a special feature section on SMEs - Data 1995-2005.
This publication summarises the main features of European business and its different activities in a concise and simple manner. It includes a special feature section on SMEs, which presents an analysis of the different characteristics of micro, small, medium and large enterprises. The publication is also intended to function as a showcase for and introduction to the data available in this field. The focus is on structural business statistics: both the more traditional business statistics which are disseminated regularly, but also specific information compiled on a multi-yearly basis and the latest results from development projects on topics of key political interest. [+]
Methodological manual for statistics on the information society.
The methodological manual is drawn up as a tool for helping national statistical institutes (NSI) to implement the Community surveys concerning individuals and enterprises and the information society, with emphasis on the survey 2006. It is a hands-on tool with recommended guidelines to follow a harmonised methodology and does not replace statistical handbooks. Annexes with the Eurostat model questionnaires, the transmission formats and the reporting templates as well as the legal background documents are included. The concept is to use it as a rolling document, which will be adapted and improved in line with the annual revision of the Eurostat model questionnaires. [+]
Manufacture of glass, ceramics and cement in Europe.
Statistics in focus. Industry, trade and services 21/2006.
The manufacture of glass, ceramics and cement (NACE 26) provided jobs to 1.5 million people and generated EUR 69 billion in value-added in the EU-25 in 2003. This was respectively 1.4 % of the total number employed and 1.5 % of total value-added in the non-financial business economy as a whole. Manufacture of cement and concrete was the largest sub-sector. Energy costs accounted for six percent of the operating costs. Small and medium sized enterprises (1-249 persons employed) employed more than 63 % of the workforce and 53% of EU-25 value added in this sector. [+]