Health in the EU27 in 2010

Health in the EU27 in 2010 – Eurostat

  • When considering the population aged 65 years, life expectancy is provisionally estimated at 21.0 years for women (20.8 in UK) and 17.4 years for men in the EU27 (18.1 in UK)
  • As regards healthy life years, women at the age of 65 in the EU27 in 2010 were expected to live a further 8.8 years in a healthy condition (11.8 in UK) , and men 8.7 years (10.8 in UK).

Retail sales volume and value increase, March 2012

Retail Sales, March 2012: ONS

  • Value of retail sales in March 2012 increased by 5.7 per cent when compared with March 2011 and by 1.8 per cent compared with February 2012
  • Sales volumes in March 2012 increased by 3.3 per cent when compared with March 2011 and by 1.8 per cent compared with February 2012
  • Internet sales values (non-seasonally adjusted) in March 2012 increased by 15.2 per cent compared with March 2011. Internet sales are now estimated to account for 8.5 per cent of all retail sales values excluding automotive fuel.

Construction output

Construction output – Eurostat

  • In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production fell by 7.1% in the euro area (EA17) and by 3.7% in the EU27 in February 2012, compared with the previous month.
  • In January, production decreased by 0.5% and 3.9% respectively. Compared with February 2011, output in February 2012 dropped by 12.9% in the euro area and by 9.4% in the EU27.
  • 5.7% increase in the United Kingdom