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On 1 July 2022, Czechia took over the presidency of the Council of the EU. The presidency rotates among the EU Member States every 6 months. During this 6-month period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU's work. On this occasi...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: EDN-20220701-1, published on 01-Jul-2022

Theme: General and regional statistics

In 2021, guests spent around 364 million nights in short-term rental accommodation booked via Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group or Tripadvisor in the EU, representing an increase of around 34% compared with 2020. However, this number is still 29% below the 512 million nights recorded in 2019, the year ...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20220701-2, published on 01-Jul-2022

Theme: Industry, trade and services

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has significantly disturbed global agricultural markets, particularly as Russia and Ukraine have been major exporters of grains, wheat, maize, oilseeds (particularly sunflowers) and fertilisers. This has added further instability to markets, resulting in sharp price r...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20220701-1, published on 01-Jul-2022

Theme: Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Eurostat is pleased to announce that another peer review report within the third round of European Statistical System (ESS) peer reviews – the peer review report on Luxembourg – is now publicly available on Eurostat’s dedicated web page and on the STATEC website.  The report was produced following ...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: CN-20220630-1, published on 30-Jun-2022

Theme: General and regional statistics

After a long period of national lockdowns and restrictive measures introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19 in 2020, 2021 saw a rebound in economic activity in many EU countries, which impacted energy use in the EU.  Total electricity supply in the EU increased by 4.2% compared to 2020, with preli...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20220630-1, published on 30-Jun-2022

Theme: Environment and energy

In 2020, the number of battery-only electric passenger cars in the EU Member States exceeded 1 million for the first time. This is 20 times more than the number recorded in 2013 and 3 times more than the number recorded in 2018.  This information comes from data on passenger cars published by Euros...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20220630-2, published on 30-Jun-2022

Theme: Transport

In 2021, the real gross domestic product (GDP) showed a strong economic rebound and increased by 5.4%, even if economic activities were still affected by the containment measures. Nevertheless, GDP remains 0.8% below the 2019 pre-COVID level, as the economic fallout due to COVID-19 resulted in a 5.9...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20220629-2, published on 29-Jun-2022

Theme: Economy and finance

More and more enterprises in the EU are using social media. In 2021, more than half of the enterprises (59%) reported that they were using at least one type of social media, which means an increase of 22 percentage points since 2015 (37%).  This article is being published on the occasion of World S...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: EDN-20220629-1, published on 29-Jun-2022

Theme: Science and technology

The COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 and 2021 affected living conditions in the EU. From decreased income to reduced working hours and social distancing rules, individuals across the Member States were all affected, even if differently. To assess these changes, Eurostat and national statistical institutes ...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20220629-1, published on 29-Jun-2022

Theme: Population and social conditions

Eurostat is pleased to announce that another peer review report within the third round of European Statistical System (ESS) peer reviews – the peer review report on Norway – is now publicly available on Eurostat’s dedicated web page and on the Statistics Norway website.  The report was produced fol...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: CN-20220628-1, published on 29-Jun-2022

Theme: General and regional statistics

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and containment measures by EU Member States, EU production indices for industry, construction, services and the trade volume index showed unprecedented decreases around March and April 2020. According to the latest available data, all four economic areas have re...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20220628-2, published on 28-Jun-2022

Theme: Industry, trade and services