EU 27 trade in medicinal and pharmaceutical products rose by 11% in 2009 in spite of the global economic crisis
Statistics in focus. External trade 63/2010.
The EU-27 was by far the major world trader in medicinal and pharmaceutical products (SITC division 54) in 2009, with total trade amounting to EUR 123.3 billion. Exports made up 65% of this trade. The United States was the second largest world trader in these products, with trade of EUR 74.9 billion. Over the period 2000-2009, the United States was the main trading partner for extra EU-27 exports of these products. Both export and import trade more than doubled over the period and, in 2009, the USA accounted for 35% of all extra EU 27 trade. Switzerland was the main trading partner for imports, with a growth of 174% over the period 2000-2009. In 2009, Switzerland accounted for more than a fifth of all extra EU-27 trade in these products. [+]
External and intra-EU trade - statistical yearbook. Data 1958-2009
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. [+]
Africa-EU: economic indicators, trade and investment
Statistics in Focus. General and regional statistics. External trade. Economy and finance 59/2010.
Trade in goods affected by global crisis: EU-27 imports down 33%.
This is the second publication prepared jointly by Eurostat and the African Union (AU) Commission’s Statistics Unit in the framework of the promotion of economic governance as foreseen by the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. In recent years, GDP in African countries has progressed at a faster pace than in the European Union, but it has been offset by a comparatively high increase in consumer prices. Furthermore, the global economic crisis had a considerable impact on GDP and trade in goods in 2009. Since 2004, the value of extra-EU trade in goods with Africa has risen substantially, with imports (mainly energy products) consistently higher than exports (especially machinery and transport equipment). The EU-27’s small trade surplus observed in the trade of services in 2007 increased to EUR 3.7 billion in 2008. [+]
EU-27 trade of goods with ACP countries: a slight trade surplus in 2009.
Statistics in Focus. General and regional statistics. External Trade 52/2010.
South Africa remains the main trading partner by a comfortable margin, but at a lower level in absolute terms.
The overall trade in goods (sum of imports and exports) between the EU and the ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) was valued at EUR 111.0 billion in 2009. This represents a decrease of 23.0% compared to 2008. The persistent trade deficit the EU had for nearly a decade turned into a trade surplus (EUR 3.6 billion). South Africa remains the most important partner among the ACP group, in terms of EU-27 imports (27.8%) and exports (28.0%). Nigeria and Angola follow at a considerable distance. [+]
Pekín está construyendo con rapidez una cabeza de puente en Europa acaparando la compra de deuda pública y de activos clave estratégicos a un precio bajo en países como Grecia, Irlanda y España, que se han visto debilitados por la crisis. Pero sus ambiciones a largo plazo no son solo ganar dinero: también quieren tener más que voz y voto en Bruselas. (The New York Times, 2.11.2010)
El Comisario de Comercio de la Unión Europea (UE), Karel De Gucht, el Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Bélgica, Steven Vanackere (en representación de la Presidencia del Consejo de la UE), y el Ministro de Comercio de Corea, Kim Jong-hoon, han firmado hoy un Acuerdo de Libre Comercio (ALC) entre la UE y Corea del Sur. Este ALC es el acuerdo comercial más ambicioso negociado hasta ahora por la UE y el primero con un país asiático. La firma de hoy supone un paso importante para la aplicación del Acuerdo y es uno de los principales acontecimientos de la cumbre UE-Corea que se celebra hoy en Bruselas. (RAPID, IP/10/1292, 6.10.2010)