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The EU in the world

Sep 4, 2015 | News

(04 September 2015) – Eurostat has released the latest edition of the publication “The EU in the world”, which provides a portrait of the EU, considered as a single entity, in relation to the other major economies of the world.

Population, living conditions, health, education & training, labour market, economy & finance, trade, industry & services, research & communication, transport, agriculture, environment and energy: the 2015 edition of the Eurostat publication “The EU in the world” compares the European Union (EU) with the 15 non-EU G-20 countries across thirteen statistical fields using a range of European and international statistics.

The G-20 comprises the world’s major advanced and emerging economies. It includes the EU, four EU Member States (Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom) and 15 countries from the rest of the world (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and the United States).

Together the members of the G-20 cover over 61% of the world’s land area, are home to 64% of the world population and generate 85% of the global GDP in 2013. While accounting for 7.1% of the world population, the EU generate almost a quarter (23.7%) of the world GPD.

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