European Statistical Recovery Dashboard: April edition

Today, Eurostat released the April edition of the interactive European Statistical Recovery Dashboard.

The dashboard contains monthly and quarterly indicators from a number of statistical areas relevant for tracking the economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, across countries and time.

April highlights: EU industrial production rebounds, but economic sentiment takes a hit, while excess mortality remains stable

  • EU industrial production rebounded and retail sales continued to rise but at a slower pace in February 2022. By contrast, EU economic sentiment dropped substantially in March 2022, likely in relation to the uncertainty arising from the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, but still remained above its pre-pandemic level. This decline was mostly seen in plummeting consumer confidence, accompanied by marked losses also in retail trade and industry confidence; by contrast, confidence improved slightly in services and remained broadly unchanged in construction.
  • Inflation showed signs of a further rise across EU Member States in March 2022, reaching 7.5 %, and setting another record high level since the beginning of the time series in 1997.
  • As regards the EU labour market and population, in February 2022 the unemployment rate dropped further below its pre-pandemic level while the excess mortality rate remained rather stable. Excess mortality, however, varied considerably across Member States.
  • According to the indicator on air quality, in March 2022 the concentration of nitrogen dioxide in European capital cities was still on average below its pre-pandemic level.

You can read the full analysis by clicking “Eurostat commentary” on the dashboard’s header. The dashboard is accessible here and is updated every month with the latest available data for each indicator.

The line charts in the dashboard offer many functionalities to easily explore and analyse the development of the indicators, such as displaying a longer time series, comparing several countries, downloading the customised chart or the source dataset.

For more information, you can also visit our website section dedicated to COVID-19, bringing together in one place a wide range of statistics and data published by Eurostat.