Posts tagged as Eurostat

Eurostat: Which EU Countries have the Highest Marriage Rates?

Friday, February 14, 2020

In 2018, the European Union (EU) countries with the highest number of marriages relative to the population were Cyprus (7.8 marriages per 1 000 inhabitants), Romania (7.4), Lithuania (7.0) and Latvia (6.8). These were followed by Malta (5.8), Slovakia (5.7) and Denmark (5.6), Eurostat reported. In contrast, the lowest marriage rates were around 3 marriages per 1 000 inhabitants, which were reported in Luxembourg (3.1), Italy (3.2) and Portugal (3.4), followed by…

Lithuanian hotels report second-highest tourist increase in EU

Monday, January 27, 2020

Lithuania reported one of the highest increases in nights tourists spent in its hotels across the EU, Eurostat data shows. Local and foreign tourists spent a total of 8.9 million nights at Lithuanian hotels and other accommodation establishments last year, up 10 percent from 2018. Slovakia recorded the biggest increase of 12.6 percent, with 17.1 million nights spent at its hotels. The figure for foreign tourists in Lithuania rose was…

Back Almost half of EU pupils study vocational programmes

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In 2017, 21.4 mln pupils were studying at upper secondary level in the European Union (EU), out of which more than 10.2 mln (or 48%) were enrolled in vocational education. Students usually enter upper secondary school programmes (ISCED level 3) between the ages of 14 and 16. These programmes are typically designed to complete secondary education in preparation for tertiary education or provide skills relevant to employment, or both. In particular,…

Waste volumes created by Latvian residents up 21% in five years

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Data from Eurostat shows that in 2017 Latvian households created 851 000 tonnes of household waste, which is 21% more when compared to 2013, when households created 704 000 tonnes of waste, as reported by waste management company AS Latvijas Zaļais punkts. Only 23.3% of the total volume of waste was recycled, whereas the average for waste recycling in the EU is 46.3%. This proves that the new state waste…

January inflation in Estonia among fastest in EU

Monday, February 25, 2019

Estonia saw consumer price inflation of 2.8% in January, one of the highest in the EU, according to EU statistical office Eurostat. The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.4% in January 2019, down from 1.5% in December but up from 1.3% on year. Overall EU annual inflation stood at 1.5% in January, down from 1.6% both on month and on year. The highest annual rates of inflation in January were…

Social protection in the Baltic States

Friday, December 14, 2018

Social protection expenditure in the European Union (EU) stood at 28.2% of GDP in 2016, slightly down compared with 28.4% in 2015, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In 2016, the two main sources of funding of social protection at EU level were social contributions, making up 55% of total receipts, and general government contributions from taxes at 40%. The EU average continued to…

How much are households spending on food?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

In 2017, households in the European Union (EU) spent 12.2 % of their total consumption expenditure on ‘food and non-alcoholic beverages’, informed Eurostat. This is the third most important category of household expenditure after ‘housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels’, which accounted for 24.2% of household expenditure, and ‘transport’, which accounted for 13.0% The Member States with more than 20% of their total household consumption expenditure attributed to food and…

All Baltic states saw their exports rise this year

Friday, November 16, 2018

All three posted exports increases in nine months of this year, the latest figures from the EU statistics agency, Eurostat, show. Lithuania’s exports rose 8 percent to 21 billion euros in January-September year-on-year. It also grew 8 percent to 10 billion euros in Latvia and increased 11 percent to 11 billion euros. Imports went up 9 percent to 23 billion euros in Lithuania, grew 10 percent to 12 billion euros…

Lithuania marks 100 years of women’s vote amid calls for tackling violence, pay gap

Monday, November 5, 2018

Lithuania on Friday marks 100 years since women were granted the right to vote. Activists and experts hope that this occasion will encourage authorities to pay more attention to gender equality policies. Unique traffic lights featuring a women’s silhouette were switched on in Vilnius’ Konstitucijos Avenue, and special postcards were handed out outside the Central Post Office. “Today marks 100 years since Lithuanian women became one of the first in Europe to…

Export growth recorded in all Baltic states – Eurostat

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Exports grew in all three Baltic states in the first eight months of this year, the latest figures from the European Union’s statistics service, Eurostat, show. Euro area The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2018 was 181.5 bln euros, an increase of 5.6% compared with August 2017 (171.9 bln euros). Imports from the rest of the world stood…