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19.0% of Germany's population at risk of poverty or social exclusion

In 2017, roughly 15.5 million people in Germany, or 19.0% of the country's population, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. In 2016, the relevant number amounted to 16.0 million, which was 19.7% of the population. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, according to results of the EU-SILC (LEBEN IN EUROPA) survey, the relevant average proportion in the European Union (EU) was 22.5% in 2017.

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Online trade is gaining in importance

Turnover in online retail trade as a percentage of total tradeEnlarge picture

Online sales of clothing, computers, electronic goods, books and other goods are booming; turnover figures have increased in online trade for years.

Online trade turnover is highest for clothing (over 7 billion euros), followed by computers and software (4 billion euros) and electrical household appliances (3 billion euros).

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Motor vehicle trade

Turnover from motor vehicle trade in August 2018 increased by 1.9% price adjusted on August 2017

According to provisional results, the turnover motor vehicle trade enterprises in Germany increased by 1.9% price adjusted (in real terms) in August 2018 compared with the same month a year earlier. The volume of motor vehicle sales was 1.8% higher in August 2018 than in August 2017.

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Wholesale trade,
commission trade

Wholesale turnover in August 2018 by +0.6% price adjusted on August 2017

According to provisional results, the turnover of German wholesale enterprises increased by 0.6% price adjusted (in real terms) in August 2018 compared with the same month of the previous year.

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Revision of the results of the monthly retail trade statistics

As of March 2017, a larger online sales enterprise, which established a branch in Germany in May 2015, has been included in the statistics of retail trade. This inclusion has required a recalculation of the relevant results back to reference month May 2015 in order to reflect the economic development more adequately. For this reason, the extent of revisions is larger than before.

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Revision retail trade statistics

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