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In 2019, households in the EU spent €117 billion (equivalent to 0.8% of EU GDP) on ‘alcoholic beverages’. This represents 1.6% of their total consumption expenditure. It should be noted that this does not include alcoholic beverages paid for in restaurants and hotels. Among EU Member States, the ...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20201231-1, published on 31-Dec-2020

Theme: Economy and finance

Did you know that Eurostat also has statistics on the trade in fireworks? In 2019, the European Union (EU) imported 105 000 tonnes of fireworks, worth €264 million. 99% of the total volume of extra-EU imports of fireworks (104 000 tonnes) came from China.   Source dataset: DS-645593   Over th...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: EDN-20201231-1, published on 31-Dec-2020

Theme: International trade

In 2019, households in the EU spent €175 billion (equivalent to 1.3% of EU GDP) on ‘communications’ such as postal services, telephone and telefax equipment and services. This represents 2.4% of total household consumption expenditure. Households in Bulgaria spend the highest share, Luxembourg spen...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20201230-1, published on 30-Dec-2020

Theme: Economy and finance

In 2019, renewable energy accounted for 22.1% of total energy use for heating and cooling in the EU. The EU share of energy from renewable sources for heating and cooling (households, industrial processes, hospitals, schools, etc.) almost doubled, from 11.7% in 2004 to 22.1% in 2019. Among the EU...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20201229-1, published on 29-Dec-2020

Theme: Environment and energy

In 2019, households in the EU spent over €956 bn (equivalent to 6.8% of EU GDP) on 'food and non-alcoholic beverages'. This represents 13.0% of total consumption expenditure and ranks as the third-largest category of household expenditure after 'housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels', wh...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20201228-1, published on 28-Dec-2020

Theme: Economy and finance

Christmas trees, toys, candles, delicious treats … we are guessing you may be right in the middle of your preparations or celebrations for Christmas. Why not take a well-earned break to find out where our typical Christmas products come from. Do you know which EU Member States supply the EU’s Chris...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: EDN-20201224-1, published on 24-Dec-2020

Theme: International trade

The average share of energy from renewable sources in transport increased from 1.6% in 2004 to 8.9% in 2019. Among the EU Member States, the share of renewable energy in transport fuel consumption ranged from highs of 30.3% in Sweden, 21.3% in Finland and 12.5% in the Netherlands down to 4% or les...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20201223-1, published on 23-Dec-2020

Theme: Environment and energy

The EU Member States produced almost 193 thousand tonnes of gingerbread in 2019, worth around €504 million. Compared with 2009, gingerbread production decreased 17% by weight.   Source dataset: DS-066341   Among the EU Member States, Germany produced the most gingerbread (86 thousand tonnes), ...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20201222-1, published on 22-Dec-2020

Theme: Industry, trade and services

  Eurostat has launched a new section dedicated to European Occupational Diseases Statistics (EODS). To improve working conditions, knowledge of the numbers, rates, frequencies and trends of occupational diseases provide the key basis for monitoring and prioritising preventive actions at Communi...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: WDN-20201221-1, published on 21-Dec-2020

Theme: Population and social conditions

In 2019, communication prices across the European Union (EU) were almost five times as high in the most expensive EU Member State than in the cheapest one. When price levels in countries are compared with the EU average price level index of 100, the results show that in 2019, communication prices w...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20201221-1, published on 21-Dec-2020

Theme: Economy and finance

The EU Member States imported 379 000 tonnes of spices from non-EU countries in 2019. Ginger accounted for the largest share of these imports (111 000 tonnes), closely followed by paprika and allspice (94 000 tonnes) and pepper (69 000 tonnes). The main country of origin of ginger, paprika and alls...

Collection: Eurostat News , Product code: DDN-20201219-1, published on 19-Dec-2020

Theme: International trade