Sport – Overview


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What information can I find here?

Sport statistics for the EU are not collected by a single stand-alone survey, but come from different Eurostat data collections. Sport statistics concern both social and economic aspects of sport. Data available in this section cover the following topics :

  • employment in sport;
  • characteristics and performance of enterprises engaged in the sport sector & sold production of sporting  goods;
  • international trade in sporting goods;
  • participation in sport events (attendance);
  • practice of sport and physical activity and time spent on sport and outdoor activities;
  • private household expenditure on sporting goods and services; 
  • price index of sporting goods and services; 
  • sport in cities (such as number of swimming pools and satisfaction with sport facilities of cities' residents).

For more detailed information on the data and indicators covered by the topics, please see the page 'Information on data' in this section.

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