Archive for the ‘Eurostat’ Category

EU — Tourism statistics – top destinations

May 23, 2014 Comments off

Tourism statistics – top destinations
Source: Eurostat

This article provides recent statistics on tourism demand in the European Union (EU) and EFTA countries, taking a closer look at the destinations chosen by the residents of those countries for their trips in 2012.


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EU — People at risk of poverty or social exclusion

May 12, 2014 Comments off

People at risk of poverty or social exclusion
Source: Eurostat

One of the five headline targets of the Europe 2020 headline indicators is to reduce poverty by lifting at least 20 million people out of the At risk of poverty or social exclusion by 2020. This article presents geographical and temporal comparisons of the monetary and non-monetary elements of the indicator that describes poverty and social exclusion in the European Union (EU) using the most recent data (2011 and 2012) from the EU statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC). Comparisons over the most recent years enable, inter alia, analysis of the impact of the economic crisis and the austerity measures taken to overcome the crisis on the Europe 2020 headline target.

EU — Foreign affiliates statistics – employment by business function

May 6, 2014 Comments off

Foreign affiliates statistics – employment by business function
Source: Eurostat

This article investigates the employment record of foreign affiliates, by business function, of enterprises in 14 European Union (EU) Member States and Norway. It shows that employment in foreign affiliates of European enterprises is falling less than in the domestic enterprises.

Most of the foreign affiliates, however, are located within Europe and are found more often in the manufacturing sector than in the services sector. Furthermore there is no evidence of substantial movement of knowledge-intensive business functions to destinations outside Europe. The business function with the highest share of employment in foreign affiliates is marketing and sales, indicating enterprises’ desire to establish a commercial presence in foreign markets.

Purchasing power parities in Europe and the world

May 2, 2014 Comments off

Purchasing power parities in Europe and the world
Source: Eurostat

This article presents a summary of the results of the latest (2011) round of the International Comparison Program (ICP). The ICP is a worldwide statistical partnership to collect comparative price data and compile detailed expenditure values of countries’ GDP, and to estimate purchasing power parities (PPPs) of the world’s economies. Using PPPs instead of market exchange rates to convert currencies makes it possible to compare the output of economies and the material welfare of their inhabitants in real terms (that is, controlling for differences in price levels). In total, 177 countries participated fully in the 2011 round of the ICP[1]. The complete results can be found on the ICP website. Eurostat is a partner in the ICP and provides the required data for the 28 EU Member States, three EFTA Member States, four candidate countries and two potential candidate countries. This article focuses on the position of the EU-28 in the world.

In the EU28, 10 million part-timers are underemployed…and 11 million persons considered as a potential additional labour force

April 15, 2014 Comments off

In the EU28, 10 million part-timers are underemployed…and 11 million persons considered as a potential additional labour force (PDF)
Source: Eurostat

The EU28 population aged 15 to 74 can be classified into three groups: in 2013, these were 216.4 million persons in employment, 26.2 million unemployed and 137.2 million economically inactive. Among those in employment, 43.7 million were part-time workers, of which 9.9 million (23% of part-time workers) are underemployed, meaning they wished to work more hours and were available to do so.

Among the economically inactive population (those persons neither employed nor unemployed), there were 9.3 million persons aged 15 to 74 available to work, but not seeking2 and 2.2 million seeking work, but not available in the EU28 in 2013. While not part of the economically active population, both groups have a certain attachment to the labour market and could be considered as a potential additional labour force of 11.5 million persons, equivalent to 4.7% of the labour force.

Categories: Europe, Eurostat, labor

Hourly labour costs ranged from €3.7 to €40.1 across the EU28 Member States in 2013

April 1, 2014 Comments off

Hourly labour costs ranged from €3.7 to €40.1 across the EU28 Member States in 2013 (PDF)
Source: Eurostat

In 2013, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €23.7 in the EU283 and €28.4 in the euro area (EA17). However, this average masks significant differences between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€3.7), Romania (€4.6), Lithuania (€6.2) and Latvia (€6.3), and the highest in Sweden (€40.1), Denmark (€38.4), Belgium (€38.0), Luxembourg (€35.7) and France (€34.3).

European social statistics

February 26, 2014 Comments off

European social statistics
Source: Eurostat

The pocketbook ‘European Social Statistics’ provides a comparative overview of the available social statistics in Europe. The most recent data are presented showing the situation in the 27 Member States and at the European and Euro area levels (EU-27 and EA-17 aggregates) where relevant as well as in EFTA countries (including Iceland that is also a candidate country) and candidate countries when available (Montenegro, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey). The pocketbook, intended for both generalists and specialists, is divided into seven parts.

Each of the seven chapters focuses on an area of social conditions. Within each chapter, a range of policy-relevant indicators, as well as more descriptive data, are presented in tables and graphs and accompanied by a short commentary.

Chapter 1 presents the recent demographic trends in population growth, fertility, mortality and migration; the chapter also provides background characteristics on households’ composition;
Chapter 2 covers health issues and presents indicators on healthy life expectancies, statistics on causes on death, healthcare, and health and safety at work.
Chapter 3 presents the most recent data on education and training (i.e. school enrolment, tertiary education, foreign language learning, lifelong learning and educational expenditure);
Chapter 4 provides important indicators related to the labour market outcomes (i.e. employment, unemployment, vacant posts, wage levels, labour costs).
Chapter 5 covers indicators related to income, poverty and social exclusion, material deprivation and housing; Chapter 6 gives an overview on social protection statistics – social protection expenditure and social protection benefits. Finally, chapter 7 provides an overview of the most recent crime and criminal justice statistics.


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