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July 23rd, 2014

According to data from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, the Spanish construction sector is once again looking buoyant, as the production in this sector registered an increase of 42.4% year-on-year in May, the highest percentage in Europe. This percentage is well above the increases registered for the eurozone (3.5%) and ...

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July 17th, 2014

In a news release last week, the EU statistical agency, Eurostat, reported that the price of Spanish homes, as measured by the House Price Index (HPI), dropped by just 1.6% in the first quarter of 2014 year-on-year and by just 0.3% quarter-on-quarter - very moderate percentages which show the change ...

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June 20th, 2014

According to data published this week by the EU statistics office, Eurostat, the income per capita in Spain fell to 95% of the European Union (EU) average in 2013, compared to the 96% registered in 2012, and stood at 13 points below the eurozone average (108%). The wealth per inhabitant ...

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June 10th, 2014

In Spain, the price per litre of petrol began the month of June with an increase of 0.35%, putting it not only at its highest level so far this year, but since September last year, according to data from the latest European Union Oil Bulletin. Specifically, a litre of petrol presently ...

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May 27th, 2014

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,563,621 in April. This figure represents an increase of 27,732 people (or 1.81%) and is the largest increase since May 2012 (when it rose by 1.19%). Year-on-year the decline in the number of foreign contributors currently stands ...

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May 14th, 2014

According to a new pan-European survey published this week by the Pew Research Centre, 34% of Spaniards believe that their economy will improve in the next 12 months, which is 11 points more than in 2013, although only 8% believe that the current situation is good, compared to 85% of ...

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May 8th, 2014

Unemployment rates remained unchanged in the eurozone in March, at 11.8%, as well as in the whole of the European Union (EU), which stood at 10.5%, according to the latest data published by the European Commission's statistical office, Eurostat. The percentage in the eurozone has been the same since December ...

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April 28th, 2014

2013 saw the Spanish population decline for the second consecutive year, down to 46.7 million, due to the exodus of foreigners from the country. Specificially, 545,980 foreigners decided to leave Spain last year, while 141,361 Spaniards opted to return. Only the Chinese community grew in 2013 (by 3,549 citizens, up 2%), ...

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April 25th, 2014

The revival of the construction industry in Spain seems to be getting closer, after recent data revealed signs of growth in the sector’s activity. This latest indication of recovery comes from the EU statistics office, Eurostat. According to the organisation’s production data related to construction in Spain, construction activity shot ...

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April 23rd, 2014

According to final figures released by the EU statistics office, Eurostat, on Wednesday, annual inflation in the eurozone fell to 0.5% in March, compared with 0.7% registered in February. A year earlier, the annual rate of inflation in March was 1.7% in the eurozone, while the monthly rate stood at 0.9%, ...

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April 22nd, 2014

Spanish exports grew by 4% in the first two months of the year over the same period in 2013, to 37.76 billion euros, the highest figure since records began in 1971, while imports increased by 3% year-on-year to 42.2 billion euros, higher than in 2012 (0.9%) and 2013 (-2.4%). These figures ...

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April 16th, 2014

In the fourth quarter of 2013, the price of housing in the eurozone experienced a decrease of 1.4% over the same period of 2012, according to the harmonised index data published by Eurostat, which places Cyprus and Spain as the countries where prices fell most, with declines of 9.4% and ...

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April 8th, 2014

The National Statistics Institute announced last week that a total of 36,546,270 voters will be eligible to vote in the European Parliament elections next month. Of this total, 34,485,294 are Spaniards resident in Spain, 1,724,390 are Spaniards resident abroad and 336,586 are citizens from other countries of the European Union, ...

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April 4th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone remained stable in February at 11.9%, where it has stood since October 2013, according to the latest data from Eurostat, which is one tenth less than the unemployment rate registered in February 2013. In the whole of the European Union (EU), the unemployment rate in ...

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March 28th, 2014

Early on Sunday morning this weekend, at 2 a.m., the clocks go forward by one hour, to 3 a.m., signifying the beginning of summer time, which allows around 5 percent of energy to be saved. According to estimates from the Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE), these energy savings ...

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