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Operating as a single market with 28 countries, the EU is a major world trading power.

EU economic policy seeks to sustain growth by investing in transport, energy and research – while minimising the impact of further economic development on the environment.

Measuring the EU’s economy

The EU's economy — measured in terms of the goods and services it produces (GDP) — is now bigger than the US's: EU GDP in 2014:

  • €13,920,541 million

Trade

With just 7% of the world’s population, the EU's trade with the rest of the world accounts for around 20% of global exports and imports.

Around two-thirds of EU countries’ total trade is done with other EU countries.

Trade has been hit by the global recession, but the EU remains the world’s largest player accounting for 16.4% of global imports in 2011. The EU is followed by the United States with 15.5% of all imports, and China with 11.9%. The EU was also the biggest exporter, accounting for 15.4% of all exports – compared with 13.4% for China and the 10.5% for the United States.

Employment

Employment has also been hit by the global economic crisis, and the turbulence in the eurozone.

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Workforce employed in agriculture

Country Family labour force Regular non family labour force Non-family labour force working on non-regular basis
Austria 90,52% 8,48% 1,00%
Belgium 74,52% 19,54% 5,93%
Bulgaria 86,22% 10,01% 3,77%
Croatia 96,09% 3,45% 0,46%
Cyprus 92,87% 5,46% 1,66%
Czech Republic 36,30% 60,75% 2,95%
Denmark 65,28% 32,08% 2,63%
Estonia 69,08% 29,78% 1,14%
Finland 59,08% 32,99% 7,93%
France 49,54% 41,97% 8,49%
Germany 69,45% 23,22% 7,33%
Greece 94,07% 1,94% 3,98%
Hungary 88,02% 8,90% 3,08%
Ireland 92,55% 6,32% 1,13%
Italy 88,18% 6,48% 5,34%
Latvia 88,17% 11,66% 0,18%
Lithuania 87,94% 11,28% 0,77%
Luxembourg 74,17% 22,70% 3,13%
Malta 95,85% 3,75% 0,40%
Netherlands 62,10% 27,86% 10,04%
Poland 96,38% 2,17% 1,44%
Portugal 86,88% 9,30% 3,82%
Romania 97,15% 1,34% 1,51%
Slovakia 47,92% 50,16% 1,92%
Slovenia 97,24% 1,29% 1,46%
Spain 74,27% 17,85% 7,88%
Sweden 58,96% 35,20% 5,85%
United Kingdom 60,70% 33,62% 5,67%

Source: Eurostat

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Percentage of people employed in industry (excluding construction) compared to 2010 (2010 = 100)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2013 98.99 98.90 98.73 98.75
2014 98.94 99.15 99.38 99.49
2013 96.76 97.22 96.32 95.99
2014 94.30 94.82 94.82 94.86
2013 97.22 96.59 96.11 95.59
2014 94.94 94.44 94.06 93.76
2013 100.81 100.79 100.60 100.61
2014 101.14 101.70 102.09 102.62
2013 96.67 96.41 96.28 95.92
2014 96.23 96.92 96.97 97.39
2013 105.33 105.42 105.49 105.65
2014 105.85 106.19 106.42 106.63
2013 107.22 107.90 108.10 108.08
2014 107.76 108.61 109.04 110.57
2013 99.63 101.02 99.86 100.38
2014 99.98 99.47 100.70 101.68
2013 61.52 77.14 78.27 75.63
2014 79.40 77.55 77.87 75.73
2013 89.76 88.24 87.24 87.59
2014 87.34 88.73 90.52 91.27
2013 97.64 97.19 96.97 96.75
2014 96.55 96.24 95.85 95.49
2013 : : : :
2014 : : : :
2013 84.69 81.87 79.84 79.34
2014 77.61 78.14 77.89 77.50
2013 113.63 114.44 114.91 114.58
2014 113.61 111.64 112.67 111.65
2013 104.92 105.50 106.13 107.04
2014 107.56 107.71 109.04 109.80
2013 96.12 95.80 95.48 96.02
2014 95.51 95.76 95.83 95.73
2013 101.49 101.98 102.46 102.66
2014 103.91 104.61 105.14 105.68
2013 98.35 98.70 98.39 97.74
2014 98.43 98.44 98.03 97.87
2013 97.76 97.30 96.89 96.59
2014 96.23 96.10 96.16 96.18
2013 104.00 104.09 103.80 103.80
2014 103.43 103.56 103.34 103.43
2013 100.34 100.20 100.45 100.69
2014 101.10 101.53 101.87 102.34
2013 93.45 93.04 92.83 92.95
2014 92.81 93.21 93.53 93.88
2013 104.41 104.16 103.94 104.04
2014 104.59 105.40 105.87 106.61
2013 94.53 94.26 94.17 94.24
2014 94.34 94.66 94.87 95.03
2013 102.27 102.22 102.51 103.04
2014 103.89 104.12 104.35 104.90
2013 98.07 98.39 95.08 95.04
2014 93.67 91.95 89.57 90.44
2013 99.65 98.44 97.57 97.77
2014 97.92 97.46 98.08 97.45
2013 98.77 98.54 99.04 99.58
2014 100.43 100.86 101.55 102.02
2013 92.05 91.63 91.34 90.67
2014 89.75 89.73 89.26 88.76

The data is not available for EU countries that do not appear in the drop-down menu.

Source: Eurostat

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Unemployment rate (%)

Country Women Men
Austria 43,70% 56,30%
Belgium 45,88% 54,12%
Bulgaria 47,97% 52,03%
Croatia 53,14% 46,86%
Cyprus 48,02% 51,98%
Czech Republic 59,78% 40,22%
Denmark 52,99% 47,01%
Estonia 47,24% 52,76%
Finland 47,57% 52,43%
France 47,55% 52,45%
Germany 47,06% 52,94%
Greece 57,63% 42,37%
Hungary 51,26% 48,74%
Ireland 39,64% 60,36%
Italy 52,12% 47,88%
Latvia 42,36% 57,64%
Lithuania 45,45% 54,55%
Luxembourg 56,35% 43,65%
Malta 51,46% 48,54%
Netherlands 53,44% 46,56%
Poland 51,09% 48,91%
Portugal 49,80% 50,20%
Romania 45,31% 54,69%
Slovakia 57,14% 42,86%
Slovenia 52,44% 47,56%
Spain 53,90% 46,10%
Sweden 47,52% 52,48%
United Kingdom 48,48% 51,52%

The data is not available for EU countries that do not appear in the drop-down menu.

Source: Eurostat

 

Research

Research and development (R&D) lies at the heart of the EU’s strategy to make its economy more competitive. The aim is to invest more to bring its R&D spending in line with that of the United States and Japan.

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Total spending on R&D as a percentage of GDP

Country Business enterprise sector Government sector Higher education sector Private non-profit sector
Austria 2.1 0.13 0.72 0.01
Belgium 1.72 0.2 0.51 0.01
Bulgaria 0.39 0.19 0.06 0
Croatia 0.41 0.21 0.2 :
Cyprus 0.07 0.07 0.26 0.06
Czech Republic 1.03 0.35 0.52 0.01
Denmark 1.96 0.07 1.02 0.01
Estonia 0.82 0.15 0.73 0.02
Finland 2.26 0.29 0.71 0.02
France 1.45 0.29 0.47 0.03
Germany 1.9 0.42 0.51 :
Greece 0.27 0.23 0.3 0.01
Hungary 0.97 0.21 0.2 :
Ireland 1.13 0.07 0.34 :
Italy 0.72 0.18 0.37 0.04
Latvia 0.17 0.18 0.26 :
Lithuania 0.24 0.19 0.52 :
Luxembourg 0.68 0.38 0.24 :
Malta 0.47 0.07 0.3 0
Netherlands 1.09 0.24 0.63 :
Poland 0.38 0.23 0.25 0
Portugal 0.63 0.09 0.59 0.02
Romania 0.12 0.19 0.08 0
Slovakia 0.38 0.17 0.27 0
Slovenia 1.99 0.34 0.27 0
Spain 0.67 0.24 0.35 0
Sweden 2.28 0.12 0.9 0.01
United Kingdom 1.06 0.13 0.44 0.03

No data available for some countries and/or sectors

Source: Eurostat

Transport

The EU aims is to promote efficient, safe, secure and environmentally friendly transport networks.

The proportion of journeys made by car has increased slightly since 2008 – compared with other forms of road transport (such as coaches and buses). The EU continues to support investment in and restructuring of rail transport.

In spite of the current economic crisis, global air transport looks set to expand by around 5% a year until 2030. As traffic increases, so do concerns about safety. EU aviation policy aims to make European air space the safest in the world.

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Source: Eurostat

 

Source: Eurostat

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Passenger transport by road, rail and air

Year Train Car Bus, coaches
2000 7.2 82.4 10.4
2001 7.1 82.7 10.2
2002 6.8 83.3 9.9
2003 6.7 83.5 9.9
2004 6.8 83.4 9.8
2005 6.9 83.2 9.9
2006 7.1 83.2 9.7
2007 7.2 83.1 9.8
2008 7.3 83.1 9.7
2009 7.1 83.7 9.2
2010 7.2 83.6 9.2
2011 7.3 83.4 9.2
2012 7.6 83 9.3
2013 7.6 83.2 9.2
2000 7.2 82.4 10.4
2001 7.1 82.7 10.2
2002 6.8 83.3 9.9
2003 6.7 83.5 9.8
2004 6.8 83.4 9.8
2005 6.9 83.2 9.9
2006 7.1 83.2 9.7
2007 7.2 83.1 9.8
2008 7.3 83.1 9.6
2009 7.1 83.7 9.2
2010 7.2 83.6 9.2
2011 7.3 83.4 9.2
2012 7.7 83 9.3
2013 7.6 83.2 9.2
2000 6.3 83 10.8
2001 6.4 82.6 11
2002 6.5 81.9 11.7
2003 6.5 80.5 13
2004 7.1 79.6 13.2
2005 6.6 79.8 13.6
2006 6.9 79.2 13.9
2007 7.1 78.8 14.1
2008 7.5 79.6 13
2009 7.5 79.5 13
2010 7.7 79.7 12.7
2011 7.7 79.5 12.8
2012 7.4 79.6 12.9
2013 7.4 77.4 15.2
2000 7.8 60.8 31.4
2001 6.6 61.5 32
2002 5.4 61.2 33.4
2003 5.5 66.5 28.1
2004 5.1 69.8 25
2005 4.8 70.9 24.3
2006 4.7 72.6 22.7
2007 4.4 73.8 21.8
2008 4 75.1 20.8
2009 3.7 79.5 16.8
2010 3.6 80 16.4
2011 3.5 80.6 15.9
2012 3 80.1 16.9
2013 2.9 80.9 16.2
2000 8.3 73.1 18.6
2001 8.3 71.8 19.9
2002 7.5 73.8 18.7
2003 7.3 75.5 17.2
2004 7.5 76.6 16
2005 7.3 75.5 17.2
2006 7.5 75.2 17.3
2007 7.3 75.7 17
2008 7.1 76 16.9
2009 6.8 76.2 16.9
2010 7.5 73 19.5
2011 7.6 74.4 18
2012 8.3 74 17.7
2013 8.5 73.6 17.9
2000 8.7 79.6 11.7
2001 9.1 79.2 11.7
2002 9.2 79.1 11.7
2003 9.3 79.1 11.6
2004 9.3 79.3 11.4
2005 9.5 79.1 11.4
2006 9.7 79.1 11.2
2007 9.7 79.6 10.7
2008 9.7 79.8 10.5
2009 9.5 80.1 10.4
2010 9.8 79.7 10.5
2011 10 79.9 10.1
2012 10.2 79.9 9.9
2013 10.2 80 9.8
2000 7.7 85.2 7.1
2001 7.6 85.5 6.9
2002 7.1 86.2 6.7
2003 7.2 86.1 6.8
2004 7.5 85.8 6.7
2005 7.5 85.8 6.7
2006 7.8 85.6 6.6
2007 7.8 85.7 6.5
2008 8.1 85.6 6.3
2009 7.9 86 6.1
2010 8 86 6
2011 8.2 85.9 5.9
2012 8.9 85.4 5.7
2013 8.5 85.7 5.8
2000 2.7 69.8 27.5
2001 1.9 70.1 28
2002 1.8 71.7 26.5
2003 1.7 73.6 24.7
2004 1.8 72.9 25.3
2005 1.9 75.7 22.4
2006 2 78 19.9
2007 2.2 79.4 18.4
2008 2.1 81.4 16.5
2009 2 83.1 15
2010 2 83.6 14.4
2011 2 84.1 14
2012 1.8 83.6 14.6
2013 1.7 83.9 14.4
2000 3.2 80.6 16.2
2001 3.3 80.6 16.1
2002 3.5 81 15.6
2003 3.3 81.4 15.3
2004 3 81.9 15.1
2005 3.3 82.1 14.6
2006 3.3 82.3 14.4
2007 3.4 82.3 14.2
2008 3.3 82.3 14.4
2009 2.8 82.1 15
2010 2.9 82.6 14.5
2011 2.9 82.6 14.6
2012 2.8 82.8 14.4
2013 2.7 83.2 14.1
2000 2.2 72.8 25.1
2001 1.9 74.3 23.8
2002 1.9 75.1 23
2003 1.6 76.4 22.1
2004 1.6 77.5 20.9
2005 1.7 78.3 20
2006 1.6 79.2 19.2
2007 1.6 79.9 18.5
2008 1.3 80.8 17.9
2009 1.2 81.9 16.9
2010 1.1 81.6 17.3
2011 0.8 81.6 17.6
2012 0.7 81.6 17.7
2013 0.9 81.3 17.8
2000 5.4 81 13.5
2001 5.5 80.8 13.7
2002 5.2 82.5 12.3
2003 5.1 83.1 11.8
2004 5 81.7 13.2
2005 5.1 82 12.9
2006 5.2 82.8 12
2007 5 81 14
2008 5.5 80.3 14.3
2009 5.4 81.4 13.3
2010 5.4 82.3 12.3
2011 5.6 80.9 13.5
2012 5.6 80.7 13.7
2013 6.1 80.7 13.2
2000 8.6 86.1 5.3
2001 8.5 86.6 4.9
2002 8.7 86.4 5
2003 8.4 86.6 5
2004 8.7 86.2 5.1
2005 9.1 85.8 5.2
2006 9.4 85.3 5.3
2007 9.6 84.9 5.5
2008 9.3 85.6 5.2
2009 9.4 85.4 5.2
2010 9.3 85.5 5.3
2011 9.3 85.3 5.4
2012 9.5 85.1 5.4
2013 9.4 85.2 5.4
2000 5.1 81.4 13.6
2001 4.8 81.7 13.5
2002 4.5 82.2 13.3
2003 4.2 82.2 13.6
2004 4.2 83.8 12.1
2005 4.3 83.8 11.9
2006 4.4 83.7 11.8
2007 5 82.9 12.1
2008 5.4 82.2 12.5
2009 5.6 83.6 10.7
2010 5.6 83.7 10.7
2011 4.9 84.6 10.5
2012 3.5 85.8 10.7
2013 3.1 85.5 11.5
2000 5.8 83.3 10.9
2001 5.8 83.2 11
2002 5.6 83.3 11.1
2003 5.5 83.4 11.1
2004 5.5 83.4 11.1
2005 6 81.8 12.2
2006 6.1 81.5 12.4
2007 6 81.6 12.4
2008 6 81.7 12.4
2009 5.5 82.8 11.7
2010 5.6 82.4 12.1
2011 5.8 81.7 12.6
2012 6.4 79.6 13.9
2013 6.3 80.4 13.3
2000 : 77.7 22.3
2001 : 77.5 22.5
2002 : 77.4 22.6
2003 : 76.4 23.6
2004 : 78.8 21.2
2005 : 79.2 20.8
2006 : 79.6 20.4
2007 : 80.3 19.7
2008 : 81.2 18.8
2009 : 82.4 17.6
2010 : 81.9 18.1
2011 : 81.7 18.3
2012 : 81.3 18.7
2013 : 81.5 18.5
2000 4.8 76.9 18.4
2001 4.8 79.9 15.3
2002 4.8 76.6 18.6
2003 4.8 75.7 19.4
2004 5.2 73.8 21.1
2005 5.4 73.5 21.1
2006 5.4 76.6 18
2007 4.9 79.4 15.7
2008 5.2 78.7 16.1
2009 4.7 80.2 15.1
2010 4.7 78.2 17.1
2011 4.9 76.2 18.9
2012 4.8 76.9 18.3
2013 4.7 77.3 18
2000 3.2 82.2 14.6
2001 2.8 82.6 14.6
2002 2.5 82 15.4
2003 1.9 85 13.1
2004 1.5 86.6 11.9
2005 0.7 89.8 9.5
2006 0.6 91.4 8
2007 0.6 91 8.4
2008 0.6 91.2 8.2
2009 0.6 92.3 7.1
2010 0.7 91.7 7.6
2011 0.8 90.8 8.3
2012 0.8 91 8.2
2013 0.8 91.4 7.8
2000 5.1 85.5 9.5
2001 5.1 85.2 9.7
2002 3.9 85.7 10.5
2003 3.7 85.7 10.6
2004 3.6 85.6 10.8
2005 3.6 85.5 10.9
2006 3.9 85.3 10.8
2007 4.1 84.9 11.1
2008 4.3 84.2 11.4
2009 4.3 84.3 11.4
2010 4.5 83.5 12.1
2011 4.4 83.1 12.5
2012 4.6 83 12.4
2013 4.7 82.9 12.4
2000 13 61.9 25.1
2001 13.4 61.7 24.9
2002 13.9 61.1 25
2003 13.4 62.1 24.5
2004 13.4 63.2 23.4
2005 12.6 64.2 23.2
2006 11.9 65.6 22.5
2007 11 67.6 21.5
2008 10.4 67.5 22.1
2009 10.2 69.1 20.7
2010 10 68.6 21.5
2011 10.2 68.3 21.5
2012 10.1 67.6 22.3
2013 10.2 67.5 22.3
2000 : 79.6 20.4
2001 : 79.3 20.7
2002 : 79.4 20.6
2003 : 79.5 20.5
2004 : 79.6 20.4
2005 : 80.3 19.7
2006 : 80.4 19.6
2007 : 80.6 19.4
2008 : 80.8 19.2
2009 : 81.9 18.1
2010 : 81.5 18.5
2011 : 82.4 17.6
2012 : 82.5 17.5
2013 : 83 17
2000 9.4 86 4.6
2001 9.4 86 4.6
2002 9.3 86.4 4.3
2003 8.7 87.4 3.9
2004 8.4 87.7 3.9
2005 8.9 87.3 3.8
2006 9.4 87.2 3.5
2007 9.6 87.1 3.4
2008 9.2 87.3 3.5
2009 8.8 87.7 3.5
2010 8.9 87.7 3.5
2011 9.9 86.6 3.5
2012 10 86.7 3.3
2013 10.5 86.2 3.3
2000 9.8 79.2 11
2001 9.7 79.4 10.9
2002 9.7 79.4 10.9
2003 9.5 79.5 10.9
2004 9.5 79.6 11
2005 9.8 79.7 10.5
2006 10 79.6 10.4
2007 10.1 79.2 10.8
2008 11.1 78.6 10.2
2009 11.1 79.3 9.6
2010 11 78.7 10.3
2011 11 78.9 10.1
2012 11.5 78.5 10
2013 12.7 77.4 9.8
2000 11.3 61 27.7
2001 10.7 62.9 26.4
2002 9.9 65.1 24.9
2003 9.2 66.5 24.3
2004 8.5 67.9 23.6
2005 8.2 69.4 22.4
2006 8.2 70.1 21.8
2007 8.5 70.7 20.8
2008 8.2 71.9 19.9
2009 7.4 74.7 17.9
2010 7.1 76.1 16.8
2011 6.9 77.4 15.7
2012 6.7 78.5 14.8
2013 6.2 79.6 14.1
2000 4.6 81.7 13.6
2001 4.5 82.8 12.6
2002 4.3 84.9 10.9
2003 3.9 85.1 11
2004 3.8 85.1 11.1
2005 4 89.3 6.7
2006 4 89.6 6.3
2007 4.1 89.4 6.5
2008 4.3 89.2 6.4
2009 4.4 89.4 6.2
2010 4.4 89.1 6.5
2011 4.5 88.8 6.7
2012 4.1 89.3 6.6
2013 4 89.1 6.9
2000 16.3 71.5 12.2
2001 15.1 72.5 12.4
2002 11.9 75.8 12.3
2003 11.5 75.7 12.8
2004 11.4 76.2 12.4
2005 9.9 75.5 14.6
2006 9.6 76.4 14
2007 8.6 77.5 14
2008 7.6 77.2 15.2
2009 6.5 80 13.6
2010 5.9 81.3 12.9
2011 5.5 81.7 12.8
2012 4.8 81.8 13.4
2013 4.5 82.3 13.2
2000 2.9 82.9 14.3
2001 2.9 83.5 13.6
2002 3 83.9 13.2
2003 3 83.5 13.5
2004 2.7 84.9 12.4
2005 2.7 85.6 11.6
2006 2.7 85.6 11.7
2007 2.6 86 11.4
2008 2.7 86.4 10.9
2009 2.6 86.7 10.7
2010 2.5 86.8 10.8
2011 2.3 86.6 11
2012 2.3 86.7 11.1
2013 2.3 86.3 11.4
2000 7.7 64.4 27.8
2001 7.5 64.7 27.8
2002 7.2 66.8 26
2003 6.3 68.8 24.8
2004 6 67.8 26.2
2005 5.9 69.4 24.8
2006 5.9 70.8 23.3
2007 6 72 22
2008 6.4 73 20.6
2009 6.6 77.6 15.8
2010 6.7 78 15.3
2011 7 77.3 15.7
2012 7.1 77.3 15.6
2013 7.1 77.8 15.1
2000 5.1 83.4 11.5
2001 4.8 83.8 11.3
2002 4.8 84.1 11.1
2003 4.7 84.4 10.9
2004 4.7 84.8 10.6
2005 4.8 84.9 10.3
2006 4.8 84.9 10.3
2007 5 84.9 10
2008 5.4 84.5 10.1
2009 5.1 84.9 10
2010 5.2 84.9 9.9
2011 5 85.1 9.8
2012 5.3 84.9 9.8
2013 5.3 84.9 9.8
2000 7.5 83.8 8.6
2001 7.9 83.8 8.3
2002 7.8 84 8.2
2003 7.7 84.3 8
2004 7.5 84.7 7.8
2005 7.7 84.6 7.6
2006 8.3 84.1 7.6
2007 8.7 83.9 7.4
2008 9.4 83.3 7.2
2009 9.5 83.4 7.1
2010 9.4 83.4 7.2
2011 8.8 84.4 6.8
2012 9.1 84.3 6.7
2013 9.3 84 6.8
2000 5.3 88.1 6.6
2001 5.3 88.2 6.5
2002 5.3 89.1 5.6
2003 5.4 88.5 6.1
2004 5.7 88.7 5.6
2005 5.9 88.3 5.8
2006 6.2 88.3 5.5
2007 6.6 87.9 5.5
2008 6.9 87.2 5.9
2009 6.9 87 6
2010 7.5 86.3 6.2
2011 7.9 86.2 5.9
2012 8.2 86 5.9
2013 8.4 86 5.7
2000 : 88.6 11.4
2001 : 88.6 11.4
2002 : 88.6 11.4
2003 : 88.6 11.4
2004 : 88.6 11.4
2005 : 88.6 11.4
2006 : 88.6 11.4
2007 : 88.6 11.4
2008 : 88.6 11.4
2009 : 88.6 11.4
2010 : 88.6 11.4
2011 : 88.6 11.4
2012 : 88.6 11.4
2013 : 88.6 11.4
2000 4.5 88.3 7.1
2001 4.5 88.5 6.9
2002 4.1 89 6.9
2003 4.1 88.9 7
2004 4.3 88.8 6.9
2005 4.5 88.5 7.1
2006 4.6 88.6 6.9
2007 4.6 88.7 6.7
2008 4.8 88.5 6.7
2009 4.7 88.6 6.7
2010 4.8 88.4 6.8
2011 4.5 88.4 7
2012 4.6 89.8 5.6
2013 4.8 89.8 5.5
2000 13.7 81.1 5.2
2001 14.2 80.6 5.2
2002 14.8 80.1 5.1
2003 15 79.8 5.2
2004 15.3 79.6 5.2
2005 16.3 78.4 5.3
2006 16.5 77.9 5.6
2007 17 77.4 5.5
2008 17.1 77.8 5.2
2009 17.4 77.5 5.1
2010 17.6 77.3 5.1
2011 17.6 77.2 5.1
2012 17.2 77.7 5.1
2013 17.1 77.8 5.1
2000 2 84.5 13.5
2001 2.8 83 14.3
2002 1.9 81.3 16.7
2003 1.7 78.8 19.5
2004 1.7 78.5 19.8
2005 1.7 79.2 19.1
2006 1.8 80.4 17.8
2007 1.9 80.5 17.6
2008 2.3 78.3 19.4
2009 2.4 79.2 18.5
2010 2.2 77.5 20.3
2011 2 75.5 22.5
2012 1.5 77.8 20.7
2013 1.1 80.3 18.6
2000 3.4 45.9 50.7
2001 3.4 49.6 47
2002 3.1 49 47.8
2003 3.4 49.2 47.4
2004 2.8 51.3 45.9
2005 2.6 52.3 45
2006 2.6 53.9 43.4
2007 2.7 54.9 42.4
2008 2.4 56.3 41.3
2009 2.5 56.9 40.6
2010 2.4 59.3 38.3
2011 2.4 59.2 38.4
2012 1.7 61.6 36.6
2013 1.4 63.7 34.9

Source: Eurostat

Air transport of passengers

Year Air
2007 :
2008 799024981
2009 752512652
2010 778324669
2011 822830045
2012 828160763
2013 842219926
2014 876884771
2007 792387321
2008 797571170
2009 751138170
2010 776851750
2011 821265790
2012 826463402
2013 840556194
2014 875134752
2007 :
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2014 :
2007 20805314
2008 21981645
2009 21314463
2010 22690502
2011 25098923
2012 25913625
2013 26387222
2014 28775060
2007 6071210
2008 6417873
2009 5838685
2010 6168346
2011 6651562
2012 6819024
2013 7078294
2014 7518998
2007 13098141
2008 13429149
2009 12367467
2010 12242386
2011 12650532
2012 11742352
2013 11891812
2014 12079873
2007 24041619
2008 24629204
2009 22272961
2010 24330644
2011 25804863
2012 26528356
2013 27453282
2014 29003996
2007 163784893
2008 165758846
2009 158148829
2010 166130833
2011 175316076
2012 178591103
2013 180781589
2014 186445791
2007 1722505
2008 1804430
2009 1341294
2010 1381062
2011 1907569
2012 2202427
2013 1958565
2014 2019806
2007 29840020
2008 30018287
2009 26268887
2010 23093749
2011 23362889
2012 23594089
2013 24603640
2014 26310826
2007 34785958
2008 34404278
2009 32882441
2010 32131780
2011 33291435
2012 31575703
2013 33621019
2014 39117833
2007 163523010
2008 161400952
2009 148318298
2010 153387014
2011 165153230
2012 159771261
2013 157731973
2014 165354382
2007 120034361
2008 122723531
2009 117561564
2010 122887263
2011 131425313
2012 135005802
2013 138085382
2014 136361561
2007 :
2008 4504278
2009 4334987
2010 4677030
2011 4989047
2012 5422530
2013 5722025
2014 6140608
2007 106294205
2008 105216903
2009 101823760
2010 109064953
2011 116226667
2012 116029388
2013 115271926
2014 121156068
2007 7004127
2008 7218073
2009 6729554
2010 6947632
2011 7190265
2012 7328248
2013 7011437
2014 7328546
2007 3155771
2008 3687329
2009 4062704
2010 4655898
2011 5098360
2012 4754530
2013 4782257
2014 4802282
2007 2195959
2008 2552074
2009 1867191
2010 2282834
2011 2691991
2012 3166628
2013 3482358
2014 3798110
2007 1634465
2008 1713003
2009 1535261
2010 1613600
2011 1836761
2012 1893988
2013 2168748
2014 2433939
2007 8580261
2008 8429082
2009 8081067
2010 8174510
2011 8884837
2012 8429843
2013 8441319
2014 9054848
2007 2971368
2008 3109899
2009 2918676
2010 3293548
2011 3506723
2012 3650345
2013 4031848
2014 4290032
2007 50500592
2008 50418517
2009 46479064
2010 48618670
2011 53895216
2012 55680131
2013 58077221
2014 60962778
2007 22926104
2008 23899584
2009 21817267
2010 23532455
2011 25137612
2012 25965977
2013 25749724
2014 26378676
2007 17120015
2008 18727132
2009 17046474
2010 18382517
2011 20634903
2012 21791428
2013 23274169
2014 25713682
2007 24324372
2008 25180382
2009 24104119
2010 25732352
2011 27578334
2012 28186254
2013 29694146
2014 32558076
2007 6908599
2008 8031267
2009 7984057
2010 8848949
2011 9687456
2012 9674226
2013 10016933
2014 10907487
2007 1504446
2008 1648977
2009 1423391
2010 1382341
2011 1358792
2012 1167877
2013 1265766
2014 1307128
2007 2232411
2008 2596334
2009 1948361
2010 1881844
2011 1808187
2012 1563197
2013 1557149
2014 1671290
2007 14464575
2008 14850682
2009 13828812
2010 14220636
2011 16374398
2012 16458815
2013 16565391
2014 17171931
2007 26967253
2008 27817350
2009 25218784
2010 26646764
2011 29732247
2012 30350845
2013 31443225
2014 32765412
2007 217288456
2008 213888122
2009 198531887
2010 192884537
2011 201535227
2012 203066646
2013 210468756
2014 220021502
2007 2462113
2008 2240998
2009 1837165
2010 2036356
2011 2462894
2012 2740691
2013 3199266
2014 3853614
2007 :
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2011 :
2012 :
2013 :
2014 :
2007 26385631
2008 27717155
2009 27673751
2010 29516916
2011 32401674
2012 34590312
2013 36684065
2014 37601630
2007 34537546
2008 36595724
2009 35928169
2010 37615864
2011 41439630
2012 43235843
2013 44216798
2014 46127426
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Source: Eurostat

 

Energy and environment

The EU imports more than 50% of its energy needs.

CHART VIEW

TABLE VIEW

Percentage of electricity produced from renewable energy sources

% of gross electricity consumption %
Malta 1.6
Luxembourg 5.3
Cyprus 6.6
Hungary 6.6
Netherlands 10.0
Poland 10.7
Belgium 12.4
Czech Republic 12.8
Estonia 13.0
Lithuania 13.1
United Kingdom 13.8
France 16.8
Bulgaria 18.9
Ireland 20.8
Slovakia 20.8
Greece 21.2
Germany 25.3
Finland 30.9
Italy 31.3
Slovenia 33.1
Spain 36.7
Romania 37.5
Croatia 42.2
Denmark 43.1
Latvia 48.8
Portugal 49.1
Sweden 61.8
Austria 68.0

Source: Eurostat

CHART VIEW

TABLE VIEW

Net dependence on energy imports as a percentage of total consumption

Country Coal Petroleum Natural gas
Austria 94.5 92.5 74.7
Belgium 95.3 102.0 100.5
Bulgaria 16.4 103.9 92.8
Croatia 110.1 77.1 31.8
Cyprus 100.0 100.9 :
Czech Republic -11.6 96.4 100.2
Denmark 90.7 -12.0 -23.1
Estonia -0.1 59.9 100.0
Finland 65.3 104.4 99.9
France 93.4 99.0 97.4
Germany 44.5 96.1 86.9
Greece 3.2 94.6 100.0
Hungary 26.9 83.4 71.2
Ireland 72.4 100.2 96.8
Italy 96.1 90.7 88.1
Latvia 88.8 100.4 115.6
Lithuania 99.7 93.2 100.0
Luxembourg 100.0 100.3 99.6
Malta : 104.6 :
Netherlands 111.5 95.5 -85.4
Poland -10.4 91.3 74.2
Portugal 95.4 96.3 101.5
Romania 18.9 46.8 11.8
Slovakia 80.6 89.9 95.3
Slovenia 19.4 97.3 99.6
Spain 70.5 97.4 98.6
Sweden 82.4 101.5 99.1
United Kingdom 82.1 40.2 50.1

Source: Eurostat