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Trade & Sector NewsGlobal manufacturing growth revives from 1½ year low, but supply shortages and inflationary pressures persist

Worldwide manufacturing growth picked up in February after being subdued to a one-and-a-half year low in January due to the Omicron wave.

Trade & Sector NewsManufacturing output growth supported by stronger demand and fewer delivery delays in February

The Russia-Ukraine war, which also carries the risk of dampening growth, adds fresh fuel to inflation risks.

Trade & Sector NewsInflation Rates Expected to Stay Above Two Per Cent Until the End of 2024

High energy prices, scarcity of raw materials and problems in international supply chains are expected to be the main drivers of this high inflation.

Trade & Sector NewsEU-US-Trade: Stakeholder consultation platform on TTIP

The Commission has launched a consultation platform to collect stakeholder’s input to shape transatlantic cooperation.

Trade & Sector NewsSMEs weight in EU’s international trade in goods

In 2019, 99% of importing enterprises in total trade (intra-EU and extra-EU) were small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Trade & Sector NewsFree Trade Agreements – Overview January 2022

The article gives an overview on current treaties and FTAs.

Trade & Sector NewsEmployment up, labour market slack down in Q3 2021

Unemployment amounted to 12.9% of the extended labour force aged 20-64 in the third quarter of 2021, down from 13.7% in the second quarter 2021 (-0.8 pp).

Trade & Sector NewsManufacturing growth broadly stabilises during November as factories battle with harsh supply headwinds

Although demand remains strong, supply chains continue to deteriorate at a worrying rate.

Trade & Sector NewsQuarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol. 20, No. 3 (2021)

Having regained its pre-pandemic output level in the third quarter of this year, the euro area is now on a path of expansion.

Trade & Sector NewsEurope Business Outlook October 2021

Confidence remains in positive territory, but down on June’s record high.

Trade & Sector NewsEuropean Business sectors in October 2021

Downturn in European autos sector continues, Technology Equipment grows.

Trade & Sector NewsEuropean Business Cycle Indicators (3rd Quarter 2021)

Special topic: New survey-based measures of economic uncertainty.

Trade & Sector NewsEuropean Economic Forecast Autumn 2021

Most Member States are expected to reach the pre-pandemic volume of output by the end of 2021, while a few others will fully recover in 2022.

Trade & Sector NewsConstruction activity in Europe 2017 - 2021

Statistics on construction activity in Europe in the years 2017 - 2021.

Trade & Sector NewsEU launches new tool to empower SMEs: Access2Procurement

Access2Procurement will provide important and up-to-date information about public tender opportunities outside of the EU that are open to European companies.

Trade & Sector NewsDefinitive anti-dumping measures on imports of flat-rolled aluminium products from China

Commission adopts definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of flat-rolled aluminium products from China and suspends their application temporarily for 9 months.

Trade & Sector NewsEurozone sectors: Notable slowdown in input price inflation across Basic Materials group of sectors

Most sectors register slower gains in output than in July.

Trade & Sector NewsEurozone manufacturing growth slows to six-month low in August

This marked a second successive month in which growth has slowed in the sector since June’s survey record expansion.

Trade & Sector NewsAccessories tools for powertools: Professional Association warns against monoculture and dependence

Independent accessory manufacturers see competitive disadvantages vis-à-vis large corporations.

Trade & Sector NewsFree Trade Agreements – overview June 2021

The article gives an overview on current treaties and FTAs.