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Inthe EU economy recorded its fourth consecutive annual increase in investment. Real GDP growth, Note: China including Hong Kong: Japan and the United States: Eurostat online data code: Gross domestic product GDP is the most frequently used measure for the overall size of an economy, while derived indicators such as GDP per capita — for example, in euro or adjusted for differences in price levels as expressed in purchasing power standards, PPS — are widely used for a comparison of living standards, or to monitor economic convergence or divergence within the European Union EU.
Moreover, the development of specific GDP components and related indicators, such as those for economic output, imports and exportsdomestic private and public consumption or investments, as well as data on the distribution of income and savings, can give valuable insights into the main drivers of economic activity and thus be the basis for the design, monitoring and evaluation of specific EU policies.
The crisis started earlier in Japan and the United States, with negative annual rates of change for GDP in real terms already recorded indeepening inbefore rebounding in The crisis was already apparent in the EU in when there had been a considerable reduction in the rate of increase for GDP and this was followed by a fall in real GDP of 4.
Subsequently, GDP contracted 0. In growth continued, but at a slower rate 1. In the euro area EA the corresponding rates of change were very similar to those in the EU through towhile the growth recorded in was slightly weaker 1. During the periodreal GDP growth in the euro area was somewhat weaker than that in the EU as a whole, although in this pattern changed as both aggregates had the same rate of change.
After a contraction in all of the Member States except Poland ineconomic growth resumed in 23 of the Member States in and was unchanged in Spainwhile there was growth recorded in 24 of the Member States in However, in this development changed, as half 14 of the Member States reported economic expansion, while there was no change in the level of economic activity in Bulgaria and falling output in the remaining Member States.
Ina majority of Member States once again recorded growth, with the number recording a positive rate of change reaching 17 in and rising to 25 in and 27 in andwhile all 28 Member States recorded a positive rate of change in this first time this had occurred since The one Member State with a negative rate of change in and was Greece which recorded falls of 0.
Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, France, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and the United Kingdom recorded their eighth consecutive positive annual rate of change in ; this was also the case in Norway, Switzerland and the United States, while Turkey recorded its seventh consecutive positive annual rate of change in The effects of the global financial and economic crisis lowered the overall performance of the EU Member State economies when analysed during the last decade.
The annual average growth rates of the EU and the euro area EA between and were 0. The highest growth among the Member States, by this measure, between and was recorded for Malta average annual growth of 4.
By contrast, the overall development of real GDP was negative during the period from to in Greece, Italy, Croatia and Portugal. It is interesting to note that China historically had a lower level of economic output than either the EU or the United States, but that this situation has changed with the rapid transformation and continued expansion of the Chinese economy.
Values expressed in PPS have been adjusted for differences in price levels across countries. GDP at current market prices, and Source: Most Member States that joined the EU inor moved from a position some way below the EU average in to one closer to the EU average indespite some setbacks during the global financial and economic crisis.
Cyprus moved from above the EU average to a position below it, as did Italy and Spain.
Whereas Ireland, Germany, Austria and Denmark moved further ahead of the EU average, comparing the situation in with that inseveral other EU Member States, namely Luxembourg, Finland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden and France, moved from a position above the EU average in to one closer to but still above the EU average in By contrast, public administration, education and health saw its share of total value added increase by 0.
The next largest activities in — as measured by gross value added — were real estate activities The smallest contributions came from the arts, entertainment and other services 3. The relative importance of services was particularly high in Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, the United Kingdom, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Portugal where they accounted for more than three quarters of total value added.
By contrast, the share of services was close to three fifths in the Czech Republic and Ireland. Diverging developments of economic activities over the last decade Structural change is, at least in part, a result of phenomena such as technological change, developments in relative prices, outsourcing and globalisation, often resulting in manufacturing activities and some services those that can be provided remotely, such as through call centres being moved to lower labour-cost regions, both within and outside the EU.
Furthermore, several activities were particularly affected by the global financial and economic crisis and its aftermath. Industry experienced the sharpest contraction between andvalue added in the EU falling overall by Construction experienced the deepest and longest contraction, with its output falling by Business services as well as distributive trades, transport, accommodation and food services also experienced relatively large reductions in value added inLagrangian analysis is a powerful way to analyse the output of ocean circulation models and other ocean velocity data such as from altimetry.
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