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Statistics Explained, your guide to European statistics. Statistics Explained is an official Eurostat website presenting statistical topics in an easily understandable way. Together, the articles make up an encyclopedia of European statistics for everyone, completed by a statistical glossary clarifying all terms used and by numerous links to further information and the latest data and metadata, a portal for occasional and regular users.
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- Unemployment statistics
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Purchasing power parities estimate price level differences between countries and these can be used to calculate price level indices, which may in turn be used as a starting point for analysing price convergence between countries or regions.
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Inflation: price changes over time
Compared with historical trends, consumer price indices rose at a relatively modest pace during the last two decades. The inflation rate of the EU (an evolving aggregate reflecting EU membership) decreased during the 1990s, reaching 1.2 % by 1999, after which the pace of price increases settled within the range of 2.0 % to 2.3 % per annum during the period 2000 to 2007.More ...