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GDP AzoresInformation: Azorean economy converged significantly for the national and European averages in 2008 and 2009
The Regional Government is satisfied with the data released by the INE (National Statistics Institute) on Wednesday regarding the regional accounts in 2008 and 2009, especially with the significant convergence both for the national and European averages which was registered over the last two years. In 2008, the Azores GDP registered a real growth rate of 2.8% when national economy stagnated (0.0... more >>

Information: 3rd Iberian-Atlantic Symposium on Regional Statistics takes place on Terceira Island this week
The 3rd Iberian-Atlantic Symposium on Regional Statistics will be held in Angra do Heroísmo on October 22 and 23.The two-day meeting, promoted by the Regional Statics Service of the Azores, will gather representatives of statistics institutes from several peninsular and Atlantic regions of Portugal and Spain for a joint reflection on the production and dissemination of regional statistics. ... more >>

Information: Inflation rate drops in the Azores
The annual rate of change in June in the Azores registered the value of 0.8%, raising 0.1 percentage points compared to the month of May and the National rate of change reached -1.6%, according to data presented by the Azores Regional Statistics Service (SREA). The average inflation rate over the last twelve months ending in June and the Consumer Price Index, “Total,” decreased to 2.5... more >>

Information: Regional Secretariat for the Environment refutes Regional development indicator
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea refuted today the data concerning the Synthetic Indicator for Regional Development (ISDR) in the Azores, which was elaborated by the National Statistics Institute (INE) in a partnership with the Department of Prospective and Planning, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning .These two institutions have publis... more >>

Information: Electricity consumption registers slight increase in the first quarter
Electricity consumption grew 0.2 per cent in the Azores in this year’s first quarter, compared to the same period of 2008, reaching a total of 184,744 MWh.According to the regional electricity company EDA, the commercial and service sector (which includes public services) absorbed 43.1 percent of the total consumption, while the domestic sector absorbed 35.6 per cent and the industrial secto... more >>

Information: Azorean Hotels register an increase in the number of overnight stays and revenues per room
The number of overnight stays in Azorean Hotels increased 5.7 percent in the first two months of 2009 compared to the same period of 2008.According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the Azores were the region of the country with the highest increase regarding the aforementioned indicator in January and February, followed by Alentejo, which registered an increase of 4.8 percent.All oth... more >>

Information: Azores register lowest increase in unemployment
The Institute for Employment and Vocational Training has just published the unemployment data of the Employment Centres of Portugal pertaining to the month of February. Data shows that the increase in the number of unemployed in the country was of 17.7% in relation to February of 2008 and of 4.8% in relation to January of 2008. It also shows that the Azores had the lowest increase of unemploymen... more >>

Azorean airports received 1.9 million passengers in 2008Information: Azorean airports received 1.9 million passengers in 2008
In 2008, the nine Azorean airports and aerodromes received a total of 1.9 million passenger. According to the Statistics National Office (INE), this figure shows a slight decrease of 0.8% in relation to the same period in 2007. However, in 2008 there was an increase of 2.2% in the number of landings, which rose from 16.869 to 17.244. Data from INE shows that in the airports of Ponta Delgada... more >>

Cost of water rose 1.6% in 2008Information: Cost of water rose 1.6% in 2008
Municipalities are responsible for the provision of water services in the Azores. The revenue derived from this activity rose by 1.6% in 2008 in relation to last year’s figure of 17.5 million euros. Having reached a total of 9.9 million euros, the revenue that was provided to the municipalities by water consumers rose by 2.7% last year. According to the Regional Statistics Service, the... more >>

Information: Economy of the Azores generated 5200 new jobs in 2008
The Azorean economy generated 5,204 new jobs in 2008, maintaining the lowest unemployment rate in the country, 5.6%. The national average is 7.8%. According to the Statistics National Institute (INE), the unemployment figures for the fourth trimester were 6% for Madeira, 8.5% for Lisbon and 10% for Alentejo. In spite of the increase of unemployment figures in the Azores between the 4th trimeste... more >>

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