The household saving rate in the euro area was 13.0% in the third quarter of 2019, compared with 13.1% in the second quarter of 2019.
In the third quarter of 2019, the business investment rate was 23.7% in the euro area, compared with 25.5% in the previous quarter.
In 2019, 93% of EU enterprises with 10 or more persons employed used at least one ICT security measure, control or procedure in order to ensure integrity, authenticity, availability and confidentiality of data and ICT systems. One in three enterprises (34%) reported having documents on measures, practices or procedures on ICT security. 62% of enterprises made staff aware of their obligations in ICT security related issues. One in four enterprises (24%) was insured against ICT security incidents.
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €69.4 billion (1.7% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2019. up from a surplus of €43.5 billion (1.1% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2019 and from a surplus of €42.0 billion (1.1% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2018. according to estimates released by Eurostat. the statistical office of the European Union.
December 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $494.4 billion, down 0.7 percent (+/- 0.4 percent) from last month. End-of-month inventories were $674.5 billion, down 0.2 percent (+/- 0.4 percent)* from last month.December 2019: -0.2* % change in InventoriesNovember 2019 (r): +0.1* % change in Inventories
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5% in November 2019, stable compared with October 2019 and down from 7.9% in November 2018. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.3% in November 2019, stable compared with October 2019 and down from 6.6% in November 2018. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The nation's international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $48.9 billion in December from $43.7 billion in November (revised), as imports increased more than exports.December 2019: 48.9° $ billionNovember 2019 (r): 43.7° $ billion
In November 2019 compared with October 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 1.0% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.6% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2019, the retail trade volume decreased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.
In November 2019, compared with October 2019, industrial producer prices rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2019, prices remained stable in both euro area and EU28.