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EU Member States granted protection to more than half a million asylum seekers in 2017

The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 538,000 asylum seekers in 2017, down by almost 25% from 2016.

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Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area

In February 2018 compared with January 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA-19) and by 0.8% in the EU-28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Annual inflation up to 1.3% in the euro area

Euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in March 2018, up from 1.1% in February.

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Key figures

Europe in figures (EU-28)
Population2017511.5 mn
Population change rate per 1,000 inh.2016+2.4
Population density2016 118 inh./km2
Life expectancy (female)201683.6 years
Life expectancy (male)201678.2 years
Gross domestic product per inh.201729,900 EUR
Real GDP growth rate2017+2.4%
Inflation rate2017+1.7%

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