In 2020, exports and imports of medicinal and pharmaceutical products increased (blue dots in the visual below) in the vast majority of the EU Member States - despite the general decrease in trade
In the last three months prior to the 2020 survey on the use of ICT in households and by individuals, one in two EU citizens (55%) aged 16-74 reported that they had sought online health information
In 2020, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €28.5 in the EU and €32.3 in the euro area, up compared to €27.7 and
The COVID-19 pandemic itself and the accompanying restrictions have impacted on the supply of and demand for many goods and services produced and traded within the EU’s business economy.
In 2020, the EU had an estimated 159 million hectares of forests. Their area has increased by almost 10% since 1990 (145 million hectares).
In 2020, 20.6% of the EU population was aged 65 years or over; this was 3.0 percentage points higher than the corresponding share from a decade earlier.
Women held 33% of seats in national parliaments in the EU in 2020. This share has been rising since 2004, when women accounted for around one-fifth (21%) of members in national parliaments.
In 2019, 77.9 million people in the EU were employed in knowledge-intensive services, of whom 31.8 million were men and 46.1 million were women.
The mean age of women in the EU on giving birth to their first child is gradually increasing and stood at 29.4 years in 2019.