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  • In 2023, price levels for household final consumption expenditure differed widely across the EU. The highest price levels were recorded in Denmark (143% of the EU average), Ireland (142%) and Luxembourg (135%). Meanwhile, the lowest levels were registered in Bulgaria and Romania (each 60%) and Pola...
  • In March 2024, 73 445 first-time asylum applicants (non-EU citizens) applied for international protection in EU countries, a 12% decrease compared with March 2023 (83 915).  There were also 7 050 subsequent applicants, representing a 6% decrease compared with March 2023 (7 475). This information c...
  • The area used for organic agricultural production in the EU continues to increase, and in 2022 reached 16.9 million hectares (ha), up from 15.9 million ha in 2021 and 14.7 million ha in 2020. In 2022, the area used for organic farming was equivalent to 10.5% of the total utilised agricultural area (...
  • According to the EU statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) 2023, based on 2022 income, 16.2% of the EU population were at risk of poverty, a slight decrease compared with the survey results in 2022 (16.5%, based on 2021 income).  Since the EU-SILC income data references the previous y...
  • In 2023, actual individual consumption (AIC) per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) varied from 70% to 138% of the EU average across the 27 EU countries. AIC includes all goods and services that households use, irrespective of whether they were purchased and paid for by households...
  • Today, Eurostat released the European Statistical Monitor, a dashboard with short-term indicators covering different areas, such as economy, environment, business, health and work. This monthly updated dashboard is designed to track developments within the EU as a whole and its members, as well as...
  • Today, Eurostat released the publication ‘Sustainable development in the European Union - monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context - 2024 edition’. This publication provides readers with a statistical overview of the EU’s progress towards its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG...
  • In the latest episode of the Eurostat podcast series Stats in a Wrap, we focus on fact-checking and trust in times of fake news. Tune in as our host Jonathan Elliot is joined by Pawel Terpilowski, chief editor of the Polish fact checking organisation Demagog and a governing board member of the Euro...
  • Eurostat and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are organising the global conference on measuring new forms of employment, in Brussels, on 4 and 5 July 2024.  The conference gathers high-profile policy makers, statistical experts and researchers in the labour market domain, and representat...
  • Across the EU, there are significant differences in the structure of general government gross debt as concerns the initial and remaining maturity of debt, the debt instruments used and the predominant institutional sectors holding the government debt. However, considering the currency denomination o...
  • The employment rate of people aged 20-64 in the EU stood at 75.7% in the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 0.2 percentage points (pp) compared with the fourth quarter of 2023.  Labour market slack – encompassing those with unmet employment needs, a large part of which includes unemployed indivi...