Europe in figures. Eurostat yearbook 2006-07.
Europe in figures. Eurostat yearbook 2006-07 presents a comprehensive selection of statistical data on the European Union, its Member States and candidate countries. Most data cover the period 1995-2005 and some data include other countries such as the USA and Japan. With almost 400 statistical tables, graphs and maps, the yearbook treats areas such as population, education, health, living conditions and welfare, the labour market, the economy, international trade, industry and services, science and technology, the environment, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and European regions. This edition's spotlight chapter deals with energy statistics. The paper version includes a CD-ROM with the electronic version of the yearbook in PDF, all tables and graphs in Excel format, as well as further information. The yearbook may be viewed as an introduction to European statistics and provides guidance to the vast range of data freely available from the Eurostat website. [+]
Europe in figures. Eurostat yearbook 2006-07.
Tourism statistics - Pocketbook - Data 2000-2005.
This Pocketbook introduces both the expert and non-expert reader with a wide range of statistics relating to tourism in Europe. The data covers the period 2000 to 2005. The figures presented in this publication cover on the one hand the supply of collective tourist accommodation in Europe, giving information on the available capacity in hotels and other types of collective accommodation and the tourist flows they receive. On the other hand, it illustrates the travel behaviour of Europeans, giving information on their domestic and outbound trips. The publication focuses in a first part on the tourism industry and the tourism market while a second part includes country profiles with more detailed facts and figures for the Member States of the European Union and EFTA as well as some candidate countries. [+]
Farm structure in Spain 2005.
Statistics in focus. Agriculture and fisheries 24/2007.
This Statistics in Focus is part of a series of country-specific publications on the results of the Farm Structure Survey (FSS) 2005. It provides a brief but nevertheless comprehensive insight into the farm structure in Spain. A similar publication was issued in March 2005 presenting the results of the FSS 2003 in Spain. [+]
The use of plant protection products in the European Union.
There is an increasing demand, not only within the European Community, for meaningful and accurate information on the consumption and use patterns of plant protection products. This publication presents the second update of the report from Eurostat on 'The use of plant protection products in the European Union', including for the first time figures for the ten new Member States for the four years preceding their accession to the EU in 2004. It provides statistical information on the estimated consumption of plant protection products, broken down by Member States, treated crops, chemical classes and active substances. Meaningful and reliable data on the use of plant protection products are necessary to monitor the risks related to their use, in particular the risks for the environment. Such data will become an essential tool to measure the progress of the Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides recently proposed by the Commission for adoption by the Council and the Parliament. Before official statistics on the use of plant protection products are delivered by the Member States on a mandatory basis, the estimations of use provided by the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) are very useful since they are the only detailed data available at crop and active substance level; with the exception of the very few official surveys carried out in some Member States. [+]
Manufacturing of optical, medical and other precision instruments in the EU.
Statistics in focus. Industry, trade and services 51/2007.
Manufacturing of medical, optical and precision instruments is a quite diverse industry. With over 90000 enterprises in the EU, the industry employs a million persons and generates a value added of EUR 51 billion. Important R&D efforts yield numerous patent applications, which assure obtaining or maintaining a competitive technological advantage. [+]
The EU-25 fishing fleet in 2005.
Statistics in focus. Agriculture and fisheries 50/2007.
In 2005 the EU-25 fishing fleet consisted of 89 373 vessels with a total tonnage of more than 2 million tonnes and a total engine power of 7.3 million KW (Table 1). There were 83 677 EU-15 vessels in 2005. [+]
Innovation and globalisation effects in European banks.
Statistics in focus. Industry, trade and services 47/2007.
This publication shows how credit institutions in Europe, and banks in particular, are organizing their activities in view of modernized infrastructure options and growing globalization effects. It also gives the most recent available figures on the assets of credit institutions – in some Member States, they exceed the national GDP. [+]
Environmental taxes in the European economy 1995-2003.
Statistics in focus. Environment and energy 1/2007.
This Statistics in Focus describes for the first time who, in the European economy, are paying for environmental taxes (transport and energy taxes). These results stem from the first round of questionnaire that was sent out to European countries as one step of following the European Strategy for Environmental Accounts. [+]
Passenger transport by rail in 2004-2005.
Statistics in focus. Transport 12/2007.
This publication is based on the passenger transport statistics reported according to the Regulation 91/2003. Analyses are focused on developments in different Member States in national and international rail passenger transport. Passenger statistics are also used to calculate a few comparative indicators. [+]
Regional tourism in the European Union.
Statistics in focus. Industry, trade and services 27/2006.
This publication focuses on the regional aspects of tourism in the Member States of the European Union. It describes the volume and the structure of the accommodation capacities as well as their use at the level of the NUTS 2 regions in the EU. Information is given on the different relative incidence of tourism in the various regions. [+]