Euro area annual inflation up to 0.3%

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In June 2020, a month in which many COVID-19 containment measures have been gradually lifted, Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.3%, up from 0.1% in May according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

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The von der Leyen Commission has made sustainability an overriding political priority for its mandate. All Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) feature in one or more of the six headline ambitions for Europe, announced in the Political Guidelines, making all Commission work streams, policies and strategies conducive to achieving the SDGs. In December 2019, the Commission presented ‘The European Green Deal’, the new EU growth strategy, aiming to transform the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where climate and environmental challenges are addressed and turned into opportunities, while making the transition just and inclusive for all.

Debt mainly held by resident financial sector in more than half of the EU Member States

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Significant differences can be observed across the European Union (EU) regarding the sector in which government debt is held. Among Member States for which data are available, the share of government debt held by the (resident) financial corporations sector at the end of 2019 was highest in Denmark (74%), followed by Sweden (73%), Croatia (67%) and Italy (63%). In contrast, the largest proportion of debt held by non-residents was recorded in Cyprus (80%), ahead of Lithuania (76%), Latvia (74%) and Estonia (70%).

Price levels varied by almost one to three across the EU Member States

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In 2019, the year before COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely in the European Union of 27 Member States (EU). Denmark (141% of the EU average) had the highest price level, followed by Ireland (134%), Luxembourg (131%), Finland (127%) and Sweden (121%).

Wide variation of consumption per capita across EU Member States

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/11005802/2-18062020-AP-EN.pdf/2469350f-ca14-6809-9a72-a4814893dcf2

Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Based on first preliminary estimates for 2019, the year before COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 59% to 135% of the European Union (EU) average across the 27 Member States.

Production in construction down by 14.6% in euro area and 11.7% in EU

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/10294888/4-17062020-BP-EN.pdf/61f4d24d-618f-1753-4b1d-2e116a04607f

In April 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by Member States continued to have a significant impact on production in construction, as the seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 14.6% in the euro area and by 11.7% in the EU, compared with March 2020, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2020, production in construction fell by 15.7% in the euro area and by 13.6% in the EU. Overall, production in construction in the euro area and EU has fallen to the lowest level recorded since the start of the series in 1995.

Annual inflation down to 0.1% in the euro area

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In May 2020, a month still marked by COVID-19 containment measures, euro area annual inflation rate was 0.1%, down from 0.3% in April. A year earlier, the rate was 1.2%. The European Union annual inflation was 0.6% in May 2020, down from 0.7% in April. A year earlier, the rate was 1.6%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro and EU job vacancy rate both at 1.9%

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/10294936/3-16062020-BP-EN.pdf/82b1ecb0-aae1-232e-fba3-a6a05f1c0d93

In the first quarter of 2020, the quarter when COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States, the job vacancy rate in the euro area was 1.9%, down from 2.2% in the previous quarter and from 2.3% in the first quarter of 2019, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU, the job vacancy rate was also 1.9% in the first quarter of 2020, down from 2.1% in the previous quarter and from 2.3% in the first quarter of 2019.

Annual growth in labour costs at 3.4% in euro area

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/10294948/3-16062020-AP-EN.pdf/7337d03d-e2c1-641c-910d-0b9aadc2393d

In the first quarter of 2020, the quarter when COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States, hourly labour costs rose by 3.4% in the euro area and by 3.7% in the EU, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the fourth quarter of 2019, hourly labour costs increased by 2.3% and 2.7% respectively.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €2.9 bn

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Euro area:
In April 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by the Member States continued to have a significant impact on international trade in goods. The first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world in April 2020 was €136.6 billion, a decrease of 29.3% compared with April 2019 (€193.3 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €133.7 bn, a fall of 24.8% compared with April 2019 (€177.8 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €2.9 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2020, compared with +€15.5 bn in April 2019. Intra-euro area trade fell to €112.4 bn in April 2020, down by 32.2% compared with April 2019.