Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs) - Overview
What are the PEEIs?
Euro-indicators and Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs) provide general economic information on the euro area, European Union and individual Member States. Those statistics aim to describe the economic and labour market situation as well as price developments, which are of particularly high importance for economic and monetary policy.
What kind of information can I find here?
The set of indicators produced by Eurostat covers most of the PEEIs. This set of indicators is complemented by certain monetary and financial indicators produced by the European Central Bank as well as by some economic tendencies surveys produced by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission.
The indicators cover the following topics:
- Balance of payments (Foreign direct investments …)
- Business and consumer surveys
- Industry and services (Industrial production, retail trade, turnover in services ….)
- International trade
- Labour market (unemployment, labour cost, job vacancies …)
- Monetary and financial indicators (Interest rates, exchange rates)
- National accounts (GDP, debt & deficit, investments, savings, consumption …)
- Prices (Inflation rate, house prices …)
Timely and high quality information
PEEIs are disseminated on a monthly and/or quarterly basis for the euro area, the European Union and individual Member States. Data are presented on the basis of the most relevant economic classification, different evaluations and elaborations, such as seasonal adjustment.
The objectives and initial indicator list of the PEEIs were established in 2002 by the Communication of the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on eurozone statistics "Towards improved methodologies for eurozone statistics and indicators". The PEEIs page is consistent with the United Nation Statistics Division data template and the Principal Global Indicators (PGIs) of the Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics.
Should you have any question, please contact: ESTAT-EUROINDICATORS@ec.europa.eu
With our scoreboard, you can quickly get a snapshot of the situation in your country for all indicators over the most recent period.
Our PEEIs news releases help you to know all about the latest trends and developments in the EU, euro area and the Member States.
Get a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past with our monthly reports on data for short-term economic analysis.
The annual status report on information requirements in the European Monetary Union (EMU) summarises progress and remaining challenges about the quality of the PEEIs.