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Debt mainly held by non-residents in half of the EU Member States

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 public debt held by non-residents in 2016 was highest in Cyprus (79%).

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Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

In April 2017 compared with March 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA-19), while it remained stable in the EU-28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Job vacancy rate at 1.9% in both euro area and EU-28

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA-19) was 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017, up from 1.7% recorded in both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Key figures

Europe in figures (EU-28)
Population2016510.3 mn
Population change rate per 1,000 inh.2015+3.4
Population density2015 117 inh./km2
Life expectancy (female)201583.3 years
Life expectancy (male)201577.9 years
Gross domestic product per inh.201629,000 EUR
Real GDP growth rate2016+1.9%
Inflation rate2016+0.3%

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