Since the start of the millennium, the European economy has evolved and statistics can help to better perceive these structural changes.
This digital publication The European economy since the start of the millennium — a statistical portrait aims to show how main features of the economy of the European Union and its Member States have evolved since 2000 through a large range of statistical data giving both a micro- and a macro-economic perspective.
The publication is divided into four parts focusing on specific areas — The whole economy, Households, Businesses, Government — and its purpose is to answer questions such as: How has our consumption behaviour changed? How has household income evolved? Are working patterns still the same? What is the share of services in the economy? What is the proportion of large enterprises? Has government employment increased or decreased?
Throughout the publication, brief descriptions of the main findings are completed with interactive visualisations, where you can compare your country with other countries.
This publication is aimed at those who would like to have an overview of the economic trends in the EU since 2000 in an easy and interactive way. Where available, data for EFTA countries are included. For those who would like to get a deeper view, links are included to the database of Eurostat.