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EU sectoral competitiveness indicators

Funded under: FP6-SME


As the EU and Member States develop policies to address the Lisbon Strategy - fostering greater economic growth and more jobs in the Union - there is increasing understanding that railored measures are needed for different industrial sectors. TO ensure effective policies can be developed, policy-makers need first of all to understand the relative situation and the factors affecting each industrial sector. This pocket book published by the Enterprise and Industry DG aims, as far as available data allows, to help carify the reasons behind the contribution of individual sectors to the overall competitiveness of the EU economy. Indicators such as labour productivity and unit labour costs look at the environment in which firms operate, measures of value added by sector show their contribution overall to the economy, and their performance in international trade gives an indication of their value to the global market place. The book also attempts to show those industries which are most important in each Member State, as the basis of an examination of positive and negative influences in its key industries.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Enterprise, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. 136 pp, free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: NB-55-03-883-EN-C)
Record Number: 200618572 / Last updated on: 2006-06-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en