Economic activity in the euro picked up slightly in the first quarter, as expected by international institutions. The outlook for the second quarter remains strong. In April, the Purchasing Managers’ Index for the euro area climbed above the 50 mark (the threshold between economic expansion and contraction) for the first…

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Charts of the week from 13 to 17 May 2024: gross domestic product, value of fiscally verified invoices, electricity consumption by consumption group and other charts

In the first quarter of this year, year-on-year economic growth (2.1%) was similar to that recorded in the fourth…

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Charts of the week from 6 to 10 May 2024: manufacturing, number of registered unemployed and electricity consumption

In April, the monthly decline in the number of registered unemployed was similar to the previous two months. Total…

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Charts of the week from 29 Aprila to 3 May 2024: consumer prices, value of fiscally verified invoices, trade in goods and other charts

In April, year-on-year inflation dropped to 3%, the lowest level since October 2021. The slowdown was mainly due to less…

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