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This public area provides general market news on regions or sections such as automotive, construction, consumer or the industrial market. Also, you can find here the latest developments in European hand tool related markets, such as inflation, employment or production figures. Also, you will find information on the European DIY market. To find out about the specifics and have access to all statistics and documents, please visit our Members Area.

European sectors in November 2019 – decline in construction

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of the construction & engineering sector shows a ligth decline in November 2019.   Further information: Markit Eurozone Sector PMI November 2019

Industrial production down by 0.5% in euro area

In October 2019 compared with September 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28.

DIY: Expansion in growth markets attractive for trade

“The faltering economy in home markets makes it attractive for the retail trade to invest in global growth markets.”

The Dutch and Brits like DIY the least of all

The trend from do-it-yourself to do-it-for-me is once again confirmed by the European Home Improvement Monitor.

September 2019: Euro area international trade in goods surplus €18.7 bn

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in September 2019 was €196.2 billion, an increase of 5.2% compared with September 2018 (€186.5 bn).

October 2019: Annual inflation down to 0.7% in the euro area

The euro area annual inflation rate was 0.7% in October 2019, down from 0.8% in September.

September 2019: Production in construction up by 0.7% in euro area

In September 2019 compared with August 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28.

European Business Cycle Indicators – 3rd Quarter 2019

This edition of the European business cycle indicators comes with additional results from quarterly business surveys and a focus on trends in manufacturing.

July 2019: Industrial producer prices up by 0.2% in euro area

In July 2019, compared with June 2019, industrial producer prices rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28. In June 2019, prices decreased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the

GDP up by 0.2% and employment up by 0.2% in the euro area

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the second quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter.


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