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EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS - 15 JUNE
15 Jun 2016

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 15 JUNE

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EUROSTAT: Consumer price levels – Price levels of food ranged from 63% of the EU average in Poland to 145% in Denmark in 2015

In 2015, the price level of a comparable basket of food and non-alcoholic beverages across the European Union (EU) was more than twice as high in the most expensive Member State than in the cheapest one. Full text available on EUROSTAT here

 

EUROSTAT: April 2016 – Euro area international trade in goods surplus – €27.5 bn €5.6 bn surplus for EU28

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in April 2016 was €172.3 billion, a decrease of 1% compared with April 2015 (€173.9 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €144.8 bn, a fall of 5% compared with April 2015 (€153.0 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €27.5 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2016, compared with +€20.9 bn in April 2015. Intra-euro area trade rose to €142.8 bn in April 2016, up by 1% compared with April 2015. Full text available on EUROSTAT here

 

EUROSTAT: First estimates for 2015 – Consumption per capita varied by almost one to three across EU Member States; GDP per capita by nearly one to six

Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Based on first preliminary estimates for 2015, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 51% to 137% of the European Union (EU) average across the Member States. Ten Member States recorded AIC per capita above the EU average in 2015. The highest level in the EU was recorded in Luxembourg, 37% above the EU average. Germany was nearly 25% above, followed by Austria, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Sweden which all recorded levels between 10% and 20% above the EU average. AIC per capita for twelve Member States lay between the EU average and 30% below. In Italy, Ireland and Cyprus the levels were 10% or less below the EU average, while Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Greece and Malta were between 10% and 20% below. Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia were between 20% and 30% below the average. Six Member States recorded AIC per capita more than 30% below the EU average. Estonia, Latvia and Hungary were between 30% and 40% below, while Croatia and Romania had AIC per capita just over 40% below the EU average and Bulgaria was around 50% below. A full EUROSTAT press release is available online.

 

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