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Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.9%
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.9% in the third quarter of 2017, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.6% in the third quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was 2.0% in the third quarter of 2017, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.7% in the third quarter of 2016.

Annual inflation up to 1.5% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation was 1.5% in November 2017, up from 1.4% in October. In November 2016, the rate was 0.6%. European Union annual inflation was 1.8% in November 2017, up from 1.7% in October. A year earlier the rate was 0.6%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €18.9 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in October 2017 was €187.9 billion, an increase of 8.8% compared with October 2016 (€172.6 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €168.9 bn, a rise of 10.1% compared with October 2016 (€153.4 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €18.9 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in October 2017, compared with +€19.2 bn in October 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €160.0 bn in October 2017, up by 9.7% compared with October 2016.

Consumption per capita varied between 53% and 132% of the EU average
Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Across the Member States in 2016, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 53% of the European Union (EU) average in Bulgaria to 132% in Luxembourg.

1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016
Last year, 16% of enterprises located in the European Union (EU) and employing at least 10 persons had received orders via a website or via apps. Web sales include both sales to individual consumers and to other enterprises. The share of EU enterprises making web sales rose from 12% in 2010 to around 16% in 2014, since when it has been relatively stable. Among those EU enterprises with web sales in 2016, nearly all (97%) sold to their own country, while less than half (44%) sold to customers located in other EU Member States and over a quarter (28%) to non-EU customers.

Employment up by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28
The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2017, employment increased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28. These figures are seasonally adjusted.

Industrial production up by 0.2% in euro area
In October 2017 compared with September 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2017, the industrial production fell by 0.5% in both zones.

Facts and figures about economic globalisation
Globalisation, which can be defined as an increasingly integrated world economy, includes movements of goods, services, people, capital and technology. It has an impact on businesses, governments and citizens, as globalised trade and investment notably changes our consumption and production patterns, triggers the transformation of labour markets, supports technology transfer as well as industrial restructuring. Statistics can help to better understand how significant these impacts are.

Almost one-third of EU GDP spent on social protection
Since 2010, social protection expenditure in the European Union (EU) has increased slightly, from 28.6% of GDP in 2010 to 29.0% in 2015, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In 2015, the two main sources of funding of social protection at EU level were social contributions, making up 54% of total receipts, and general government contributions from taxes at 43%.

GDP up by 0.6% in both the euro area and the EU28
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.6% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the third quarter of 2017, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2017, GDP grew by 0.7% in both areas.

The tax-to-GDP ratio slightly up in both the EU and the euro area
The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and net social contributions as a percentage of GDP, stood at 40.0% in the European Union (EU) in 2016, an increase compared with 2015 (39.7%). In the euro area, tax revenue accounted for 41.3% of GDP in 2016, slightly up from 41.2% in 2015. The tax-to-GDP ratio is therefore on the increase again in both zones after a slight decline recorded in the previous year.

Volume of retail trade down by 1.1% in euro area
In October 2017 compared with September 2017, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September, the retail trade volume rose by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.

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