Posts Tagged "European Union"

Trade with foreign countries, China surpasses the United States

The value of trade with foreign countries of China, in 2013, exceeded that of the United States. The value of goods exported and imported from China in 2013 reached 4.16 trillion dollars (+ 7.6% compared to 2012), according to figures released by the Chinese government. In particular, China's exports have reached [...]

A growing GDP in the euro area

In the first quarter of 2010, GDP in the euro area and the EU grew by 0.2% compared to the previous quarter, as it reveals a Eurostat report. Compared to the first quarter of last year, GDP in the euro area grew by 0.6% in the EU, the increase was 0.5%. In France, GDP grew in [...]

The maxi-EU launches plan 750 billion euro

A plan of 750 billion euro (about 1000 billion dollars), was launched yesterday by the EU finance ministers at an extraordinary meeting of ECOFIN in Brussels. The maxi-floor more than $ 700 billion includes the creation of a fund of 500 billion euro will be borne by the EU, in particular [...]

Euro zone, the deficit / GDP ratio in 2009 reached 6.3%

The deficit / GDP ratio in 2009 reached 6.3%, compared to 2% in 2008, the euro area and 6.8% compared to 2.3% in 2008, in the European Union. This is revealed by a Eurostat report. In particular, the gross domestic product at market prices in the euro area (16 countries of the euro) in 2009 reached quota [...]

In the EU, 6% of the population is foreign

According to a report by Eurostat to January 1, 2008 in the 27 countries of the EU were 30.8 million foreign nationals. Of these, 11.3 million are citizens of a EU member state who reside in another EU member state, while the remaining 19.5 million are immigrants. Of the 19.5 million of non-EU nationals six million are from [...]

Eurozone GDP fell by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2009

The GDP of the euro area (EU-16) fell by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the previous quarter, while the GDP of the European Union (the euro area countries and the countries that have not adopted the euro) fell by 2.4%. Was reported by the European statistics office, Eurostat. In Italy, GDP fell [...]

GDP per capita, Italy in thirteenth place in Europe

Italy is in thirteenth place in Europe for GDP per capita, is what emerges from the preliminary estimates for 2008 European statistical office Eurostat. In drawing up the rankings is regarded as the GDP per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (Purchasing Power Standards). Considering the per capita GDP of the European Union equal to 100 [...]

Tax Burden, Italy fifth in Europe

According to a report released recently by Eurostat Italy is in fifth place in Europe for the tax burden. The tax burden in Italy reached 43.7% of GDP compared to an average of the 27 EU countries of 39.8% and an average of the 16 countries of the euro by 40.4%. The tax burden in Italy [...]

The EU countries spent 26.9% of GDP on social protection

According to a report published by Eurostat in recent days the 27 European Union countries in 2006 spent 26.9% of GDP on social protection. In 2005 and 2004, expenditure on social protection in the 27 EU countries was equal to 27.1% of gross domestic product in 2003 was the [...]

Crolla, the GDP of the Eurozone

According to Eurostat, the European statistical office, the GDP of the Eurozone countries fell by 2.5% in the first four months of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008 is the largest fall since the birth of the euro zone. The decline in GDP in the European Union (EU27), it was 2.4%. The decrease in GDP [...]