The European Single Market celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. On 1 January 1993 the then 12 Member States abolished the border controls between them, launching free movement of people, goods, services and capital.

This spotlight aims to celebrate the Single Market’s anniversary, looking at the history of the European Union (EU) in terms of macro-economic indicators as the number of Member States has grown. It shows exports of goods, services and investments and movement of people within the EU to live, study or work.

Read our Library Statistical Spotlight for more statistical data and graphical presentations

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