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. [+]
In the light of full consistency of methodological standards in national accounts and balance of payments statistics an assessment of the consistency between the two appears justified. This paper presents the results of a recent study of consistency between the quarterly sector accounts and quarterly balance of payments statistics and elaborates on the underlying reasons for the observed discrepancies. [+]
This paper, originally prepared for the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics, gives an overview of the different sources of big data and their potential relevance in compiling tourism statistics. It discusses the opportunities and risks that the use of new sources can create: new or faster data with better geographical granularity; synergies with other areas of statistics sharing the same sources; cost efficiency; user trust; partnerships with organisations holding the data; access to personal data; continuity of access and output; quality control and independence; selectivity bias; alignment with existing concepts and definitions; the need for new skills, and so on.
The global dimension of big data and the transnational nature of companies or networks holding the data call for a discussion in an international context, even though legal and ethical issues often have a strongly local component. [+]
The Eurostat-OECD compilation guide on inventories represents the first comprehensive overview of conceptual and practical issues related to the compilation of the balance-sheet item ‘inventories’ in the national accounts.
The estimation of inventories and changes in inventories in national accounts is often very difficult. Therefore it is the aim of this compilation guide to provide conceptual and practical guidance to statisticians on the estimation and valuation of inventories in mutual coherence with the transaction changes in inventories, and by doing so, to increase international comparability for these items. The guide clarifies theoretical concepts and possible data sources. It elaborates several estimation methods for both the asset inventories and the transaction changes in inventories, including their breakdowns into products, industries and institutional sectors. The compilation guide also addresses several special estimation cases and provides the results of a questionnaire — completed by 34 countries — on country practices regarding the estimation of inventories.
The Eurostat-OECD compilation guide on inventories was prepared by the Task Force on Land and other non-financial assets under the joint leadership of Eurostat and the OECD. Representatives from various European Union (EU) and non-EU OECD countries were represented as well as the European Central Bank. [+]
The 2017 edition of the Eurostat regional yearbook provides a taste of the wide range of regional statistics available for the 276 NUTS level 2 regions (or even 1 342 NUTS level 3 regions for some indicators) of the 28 Member States of the EU as well as, when available, in EFTA and candidate countries. The publication also presents regional data for specific sectors and economic activities: 'Digital economy and society', 'Tourism', 'Transport' and 'Agriculture'. You can see that the capital city regions of Copenhagen in Denmark and Stockholm in Sweden record the largest proportion of individuals participating in social networks. These chapters also reveal that that the regions of Centre and Bretagne, both in France, are the top EU regions for the production of cereals and the production of cows' milk respectively, while Cataluña in Spain records the highest number of pigs. You will also get, amongst others, facts and figures about tourism in coastal and non-coastal areas as well as a map on nine planned transport corridors in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). [+]
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. [+]
The 2007-2009 global financial and economic crises revealed severe weaknesses in the system of macroeconomic infra-annual statistics which prevent a prompt detection of the crises especially when in the making.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide statistical and econometric guidance on harmonized principles for the compilation and monitoring of cyclical composite indicators. At the same time, the handbook outlines guidelines for the compilation and presentation of such indicators. [+]
The Statistical requirements compendium, published by Eurostat, serves as a reference document for the acquis in statistics. It summarises the key reference information for European statistical production, taking into account new legislation and other developments relevant for European statistics. The Compendium also serves as the framework for conducting compliance monitoring of the enlargement countries in the area of statistics. The 2017 edition of the Compendium follows an adapted version of the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA) Rev. 1 2009. [+]
The “Guide to statistics in European Commission development cooperation” provides extensive information on statistics in development cooperation, presenting key international initiatives supporting developing countries in building sustainable statistical systems that produce quality statistics. It explains the ‘statistical machinery’, covering the organisation, functioning and products of national statistical systems, as well as key international quality frameworks and principles.
It presents tools for assessing statistical systems, strategic plans for developing statistical institutions, management of national projects/programmes in the field of statistics, training, as well as different aspects of statistical capacity building.
The Guide can be used to identify and develop actions to support statistics and statistical indicators to define and follow-up cooperation programmes, including sector policies. It provides insight into the statistics in a wide range of specific sectors, from agriculture to social statistics, from sustainable development indicators to business statistics.
It presents a summary of EU support to statistics, including issues such as requests for support to statistical capacity building, indicators to feed result-based management tools, monitoring development partnerships or assessing the performance of policies and interventions. [+]
Regulation (EU) 70/2012 provides a legal base for the collection of a wide range of data on road freight transport. This Reference Manual aims to provide detailed guidance for Member States and Candidate countries engaged in the implementation of this Regulation with legal requirements. This guidance falls into three parts: Part A: recommendations for sample surveys of the transport of goods by road; Part B: recommendations for the variables, definitions and explanatory notes; Part C: rules for transmission of data to Eurostat, data validations carried out by Eurostat and rules for data dissemination by Eurostat. [+]