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According to the Eurostat, Euro area annual inflation was 1.3 in December 2019, up from 1.0% in November 2019. EU annual inflation was 1.6% in December 2019, up from 1.3% in November 2019.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the consumer price index for Germany in December 2019 was up by 1.5% year-on-year. Compared to November 2019, the consumer price index rose by 0.5% in December 2019.
According to Eurostat, the euro area had a trade surplus of €20.7 bn in November 2019, compared with the trade surplus of €18.2 bn in November 2018. In November 2019, EU recorded a trade surplus of €2.6 bn, compared with trade deficit of €4 bn in November 2018.
According to the UK National Statistics Office, UK's CPI rose 1.4 year-on-year in December 2019, down from 1.5% in November 2019.
 According to UK National Statistics Office, UK's trade surplus on goods and services was estimated at £4.0 billion in 2019. Export values increased by 1.1% and import values decreased by 7.8% compared with October 2019.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, seasonally adjusted, Australia’s retail trade figures show that sales rose 0.9% in November 2019 compared to October 2019, following a rise of 0.1% in October 2019.
Eurostat released that the unemployment rate of member countries in the European Union was 6.3% in November 2019, down from 6.6% in November 2018. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area was 7.5% in November 2019, down from 7.9% in November 2018.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's exports decreased by 2.9% in November 2019 year on year, while imports decreased by 1.6%. Upon calendar and seasonal adjustment, November’s exports fell by 2.3% month on month while imports fell by 0.5%. Trade surplus reached EUR18.3 billion in November 2019.

According to Eurostat, the volume of retail trade rose by 2.2% in the euro area and by 1.9% in the EU in November 2019, over a year earlier. Compared with October 2019, the volume of retail trade increased by 1.0% in the euro area and rose by 0.6% in the EU in November 2019.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's retail turnover increased by 2.8% year on year in real terms in November 2019. Compared to the previous month, November turnover rose by 2.1% adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the unemployment rate of Germany was 3.1% in November 2019. The number of unemployed persons was 1.36 million in the same period.
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