In 2012 EU has published a report on Fisheries Policy in Europe with the main figures and facts from the official Member States and statistics data from Eurostat, FAO and EU Fleet Register.
A great catch
The main world producer of fish is China, that represents about 34,4 % of global fisheries and aquaculture production. China is followed by India (5,4 %), Peru (4,8 %) and Indonesia (4,7). The EU is the fourth producer of fish in the world with 4,4 % of global fisheries. Within the EU the main producers in terms of volume are Spain, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
Main fish producers worldwide
Within the European Union the main species caught are European sprat (11%), Herring (10%), Mackerel (7%) and Sand eels (7%).
Main species caught in the EU (percentage of total volume in tonnes live weight)
For the main report with figures and facts on employment in the fisheries sector, vehicles and aquaculture production please click here.
26 April Eurostat published a news release on estimated hourly labour costs in 27 EU countries in 2011. The highest salary per hour was estimated in Belgium ( 39,3 EURO) and the lowest in Bulgaria with only 3,5 EURO per hour. According to the report, labour costs are made up of costs for wages and salaries, plus employer’s social contributions. The estimated results covered companies with more than 10 employees and are based on the 2008 Labour Cost Survey and the Labour Cost Index.
Labour cost index is a short-term indicator that shows the development of hourly labour costs received by employers. It is simply calculated dividing the labour cost by the number of hours worked.
Labour Cost Survey gives structural information on labour costs. The survey is conducted every four years. The
most recent LCS refers to information for the year 2008.
Please not that data for Romania and Spain for 2009 and 2010 were not estimated by Eurostat, but were provided by the Member States. Also the data for Greece and Romania are from 2010, the data for last year is still not available.
Details to the table:
Belgium 39.3 EURO
Czech Republic 10.5
United Kingdom 20.1