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Originally posted by sardion2000
Raising thier prices as soon as the price of Oil goes up, then when Oil goes back down thier prices take months to get back down to normal after an especially high spike. Typical price gouging, they know the end is near for them so they are taking advantage while they can and it really pisses me off sometimes.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
Man Norway and the UK are getting boned in taxes Im suprised they havent all switch over to hybrids after having to pay that much for gas.
The eurozone trade surplus widened to 74.4 billion euros (98 billion dollars) in 2004 from 69.7 billion the previous year, the European statistics office Eurostat reported Tuesday.
Exports grew eight percent in value and imports nine percent last year, the agency said.
But the full 25-member European Union reported a trade deficit of 60.9 billion euros in 2004 against 57.8 billion in 2003. Exports increased 10 percent and imports nine percent.
The difference in the eurozone-EU results reflects a huge deficit incurred by Britain, which is not a member of the eurozone. The British shortfall came to 87.9 billion euros in the first 11 months of last year.
Eurostat found that the European Union increased its trade surplus with its principal partner, the United States, to 69.9 billion euros in the first 11 months of 2004 from 62.4 billion in the same period last year.