The Euro-indicators provide economic researchers, policy makers, the media, researchers, students and other interested users with comprehensive, well structured and high quality short term statistics. The core of the Euro-indicators is formed by a set of statistical short term indicators which gives a reliable and up-to-date overview of economic trends in the euro area, the European Union and the member states. In addition, metadata, quality reports, publications and working papers, press releases, the release calendar and information on methodology are designed to facilitate understanding of the data and its analysis.
More information on the Euro-indicators is available on the Euro-indicators website. Individual short term statistics can be found in the EUROIND database, which is divided into the following eight areas: balance of payments; business and consumer surveys; consumer prices; external trade; industry, commerce and services; labour market; monetary and financial indicators; and National Accounts. The database currently contains more than 50 000 series, which can be downloaded in various formats. The easiest way of accessing the latest data is through user-friendly predefined tables (“key short term indicators”, also referred to as SHORTIES) and graphics with brief explanatory notes.
The Principle European Economic Indicators are a list currently comprising 22 key indicators which have been selected from the Euro-indicators and are indispensable for current short term analysis (consumer prices, National Accounts, short term statistics, labour market statistics and external trade indicators). The PEEIs are thus part of the Euro-indicators and give a concise overview of the economic situation and economic trends in Europe. A table with all key indicators (PDF) is available; data and more information can be found on the Eurostat website.
The indicators were selected by Eurostat and the national statistical offices after consultation with the ECB and the European Commission. The PEEIs also set goals in terms of periodicity and timeliness for euro area aggregates, some of which go beyond the requirements of existing EU-harmonised regulations in the field of statistics with the result that in some cases, countries only contribute to the PEEIs on a voluntary basis (provided that this is nationally possible).