STAT/16/3225  29-09-2016 - International Day of Older Persons - Nearly 27 million people aged 80 or over in the European Union - Almost 10 years' life expectancy at the age of 80 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 29 September 2016 In 2015, almost 27 million people aged 80 or over (hereafter "elderly people") were living in the European Union (EU), 7 million more than in 2005. An increase in both their absolute number and their share in total population is observed in...
STAT/16/3208  28-09-2016 - World Maritime Day - Half of EU trade in goods is carried by sea - Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg busiest cargo ports 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 28 September 2016 Maritime transport plays an essential role in the international trade in goods of the European Union (EU). In 2015, the value of EU trade in goods with third countries (non-EU countries) carried by sea was estimated at close to €1,777 bn, accounting...
STAT/16/3184  26-09-2016 - World Tourism Day - 1 in 5 tourism nights of EU residents spent by tourists aged 65 or over… - …with a generally lower average expenditure 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 26 September 2016 With over 1.2 billion nights spent during their trips all over the world in 2014, tourists aged 65 or over (hereafter "older tourists") living in the European Union (EU) accounted for 20% of the tourism activity (in terms of number of nights...
STAT/16/3169  23-09-2016 - European Day of Languages - More than 80% of primary school pupils in the EU were studying a foreign language in 2014 - English clearly dominant 
Eurostat Commission - Commission - EUROSTAT European Brussels, 23 September 2016 In 2014, more than 18 million primary school pupils (or 84% of all the pupils at this level) in the European Union (EU) were studying at least one foreign language, including nearly 1 million (around 5%) studying two foreign languages or more.
STAT/16/3146  22-09-2016 - Asylum in the EU Member States - Number of first time asylum seekers slightly up to almost 306 000 in the second quarter of 2016 - Syrians continued to be the most numerous 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 22 September 2016 During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287...
STAT/16/3122  20-09-2016 - A new way of communicating statistics - A digital publication to shed light on energy in the European Union 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 September 2016 Lighting, heating, moving, producing: energy is essential for our day-to-day life. Turning on our computers or starting our cars are actions that we take for granted, yet they represent the final stage of a complex process, from extraction to final consumption.
STAT/16/3103  19-09-2016 - First estimate for July 2016 - EU28 current account surplus €8.4 bn - €10.9 bn surplus for trade in services 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 September 2016 The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €8.4 bn in July 2016, compared with surpluses of €15.2 bn in June 2016 and €10.3 bn in July 2015, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical...
STAT/16/3102  19-09-2016 - July 2016 compared with June 2016 - Production in construction up by 1.8% in euro area - Up by 1.1% in EU28 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 September 2016 In July 2016 compared with June 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
STAT/16/3066  16-09-2016 - Second quarter of 2016 - Euro area job vacancy rate stable at 1.7% - EU28 rate stable at 1.8% 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 September 2016 The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.7% in the second quarter of 2016, stable compared with the previous quarter, but up from 1.5% in the second quarter of 2015, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office...
STAT/16/3065  16-09-2016 - Second quarter of 2016 - Annual growth in labour costs down to 1.0% in euro area - Down to 1.4% in EU28 
Eurostat Commission - European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 September 2016 Hourly labour costs rose by 1.0% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.4% the EU28 in the second quarter of 2016, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the first quarter of 2016, hourly labour costs increased by...