Statistics in focus

As of 2016 the series Statistics in Focus is discontinued.

Up to 2012, Statistics in focus were published in PDF format and are available from the Eurostat home page via the search function.

From 2013 on, all Statistics in focus are published exclusively in Statistics Explained and accessible via this overview.


04/2015 Milk and milk products - 30 years of quotas - Historical data on the milk sector (1983-2013)


02/2015 Archive:USA-EU - international trade and investment statistics - EU and US form the largest trade and investment relationship in the world

01/2015 South Korea-EU - trade in goods - EU-South Korea trade relations boosted by the recent free trade agreement

2015 Statistics in focus archived

03/2015 Archive:Crime and criminal justice statistics, data 2008-2013 - EU trends in statistics on police-recorded crime and the criminal justice system, 2008 - 2013


16/2014 Internet and cloud services - statistics on the use by individuals - Half of Europeans used the internet on the go and a fifth saved files on internet storage space in 2014

15/2014 Pig farming sector - statistical portrait 2014 - Pig farming in the European Union: considerable variations from one Member State to another

2014 Statistics in focus archived

14/2014 Water use in industry - Cooling for electricity production dominates water use in industry

13/2014 Archive:Trade in energy products - Statistical analysis of EU trade in energy products, with focus on trade with the Russian Federation

12/2014 Archive:Income inequality statistics, data 2012 - Income inequality: nearly 40 per cent of total income goes to people belonging to highest (fifth) quintile

11/2014 Archive:Agriculture statistics - North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean - Agriculture in the ENP-South countries: largely determined by climatic conditions and influenced by cultural values

10/2014 Archive:Youth statistics - North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean - Large youth population plus high unemployment - challenges facing ENP-South countries

9/2014 Archive:Government expenditure on environmental affairs - EU-27 government expenditure on environmental protection at 0.82 % of GDP in 2012 (Archived)

8/2014 Archive:Evolution of government expenditure by function - General government expenditure by economic function - EU-27 expenditure on social protection stood at 19.9 % of GDP in 2012 and health expenditure at 7.3 % - (Archived)

7/2014 Archive:Government expenditure on public order and safety - 2012 results - EU-27 government expenditure on public order and safety at 1.9 % of GDP in 2012

6/2014 Archive:Government expenditure on economic affairs - 2012 results -EU-27 government expenditure on economic affairs stable at 4.1 % of GDP in 2012 compared with 2011 - Expenditure on 'transport' has the highest share of expenditure in economic affairs

5/2014 Archive:Government expenditure on education - 2012 results - Government expenditure on education as a ratio to GDP continued to fall in 2012 - (Archived)

4/2014 Archive:Tax revenue statistics - government revenue from taxes and social contributions - In 2012 tax revenues increased to 40.6% of GDP in the EU-28 and to 41.7% of GDP in the EA-18 - (Archived)

3/2014 Archive:Tourism statistics - North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean - Effects of political instability clearly felt

2/2014 Archive:Tourism statistics for Croatia - In 2012, 88 % of foreign guest nights in Croatia were spent by visitors from within the EU

1/2014 Archive:Korea-EU - business demography - From birth to death: a closer look at business demography in selected EU countries and the Republic of Korea


13/2013 Towards a 'baby recession' in Europe?

6/2013 Enterprises making slow progress in adopting ICT for e-business integration

5/2013 Economic ebb and flow in maritime sectors

2013 Statistics in focus archived

32/2013 Archive:Tourism industries - economic analysis - 2010 - One in seven businesses belong to the tourism industries

31/2013 Archive:Labour market policy expenditure - Labour market policy expenditure and the structure of unemployment

30/2013 Archive:Coastal regions - population statistics - Coastal regions: people living along the coastline, integration of NUTS 2010 and latest population grid

29/2013 Archive:Internet use statistics - individuals - Three quarters of Europeans used the internet in 2013

28/2013 Archive:Social media - statistics on the use by enterprises - data 2013 - Businesses raise their internet profile by using social media

27/2013 Archive:Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage statistics - Is the likelihood of poverty inherited?

26/2013 Archive:Environmental taxes - detailed analysis - Environmental taxes account for 6.17 % of all revenues from taxes and social contributions in the EU-27 in 2011

25/2013 Archive:General government deficit - second quarter 2013 - In the second quarter of 2013, the EU-27 seasonally adjusted government deficit decreased

24/2013 Archive:Consolidated supply, use and input-output tables - data 2008-2009 - In 2009, industrial products represent 28 % of the EU total output and 22 % in the US

23/2013 Archive:Production and turnover trends in Croatia and in the European Union - Short-term business statistics for Croatia and the European Union

22/2013 Archive:Waste indicators on generation and landfilling - monitoring sustainable development - Waste indicators on generation and landfilling measuring sustainable development 2004-2010

21/2013 Archive:General government deficit - quarterly data - In the first quarter of 2013, euro area and EU-27 seasonally adjusted government deficits decrease

20/2013 Archive:Structure of government debt - data 2011-2012 - Upward trend in the EU government debt level continued in 2012

19/2013 Archive:Agricultural income per annual work unit in 2012 - Agricultural income per annual work unit in EU-27 remained at the same level in 2012

18/2013 Trends in crime and criminal justice, 2010 (Archived)

17/2013 Archive:Milk and dairy production statistics -Portrait of the EU milk production sector

16/2013 Archive:Urban-rural typology update - Updated urban-rural typology: integration of NUTS 2010 and the latest population grid

15/2013 Archive:Comparative price levels for food, beverages and tobacco - data 2012 - Significant differences in price levels for food, beverages and tobacco across Europe in 2012

14/2013 Archive:Labour force survey overview 2012 - European Union Labour force survey - annual results 2012

12/2013 The level of government expenditure on education varies between Member States (Archived)

11/2013 In the fourth quarter of 2012, euro area and EU-27 seasonally adjusted government deficits remain stable (Archived)

10/2013 Support for financial institutions increases government deficits in 2012 (Archived)

9/2013 General government expenditure in 2011 – Focus on the functions ‘social protection’ and ‘health’ (Archived)

8/2013 Living standards falling in most Member States (Archived)

7/2013 Continued recovery in volume of goods handled in EU ports (Archived)

3/2013 In the third quarter of 2012, euro area seasonally adjusted deficit remains stable, while EU-27 deficit increases (Archived)

2/2013 Archive:Household consumption expenditure - national accounts - Analysis of EU-27 household final consumption expenditure — Baltic countries and Greece still suffering most from the economic and financial crisis

4/2013 Children were the age group at the highest risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2011 (Archived)

1/2013 Archive:High-technology versus low-technology manufacturing - High-technology and medium-high technology industries main drivers of EU-27's industrial growth