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Almost 4 in 10 children in the EU receive formal childcare services

In 2016, 39% of children aged 12 or below in the European Union (EU) received formal childcare services.

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Production in construction up by 0.1% in euro area

In December 2017 compared with November 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA-19) and by 0.6% in the EU-28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Euro area international trade in goods surplus 25.4 billion euros

The first estimate for euro area (EA-19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2017 was 180.7 billion euros, an increase of 1.0% compared with December 2016 (179.0 billion euros). Imports from the rest of the world stood at 155.3 billion euros, a rise of 2.5% compared with December 2016 (151.4 billion euros).

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Key figures

Europe in figures (EU-28)
Population2017511.8 mn
Population change rate per 1,000 inh.2016+3.0
Population density2015 117 inh./km2
Life expectancy (female)201583.3 years
Life expectancy (male)201577.9 years
Gross domestic product per inh.201629,200 EUR
Real GDP growth rate2016+2.0%
Inflation rate2017+1.7%

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