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Services in 2014: information technology sector employed 665,200 people

Nearly 665,200 people worked in 79,900 businesses of the computer programming, consultancy and related activities (WZ 62) division in 2014. That was more than half of the people (56.4%) working in section J (information and communication).

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Insurance industry: volume of premiums continued to increase in 2014

At the end of 2014, the insurance industry comprised approximately 1,400 direct insurance and reinsurance companies and pension funds. While direct insurers cover various risks of private individuals and businesses, reinsurers cover the risks of other insurance companies.

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Short-term data

Employment in transportation and storage up 2.4% in 2016

In 2016, the number of persons employed in transportation and storage rose by 2.4% compared with a year earlier. Turnover increased by 1.2%. Based on first calculations, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of persons employed was up by 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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4.5% increase in information and communication turnover in 2016

In 2016, turnover in the information and communication sector increased by 4.5% compared with the previous year. The number of persons employed rose by 3.5% in the same period.

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3.9% increase in professional and technical services turnover

In 2016, turnover in professional and technical services increased by 3.9% year on year. The number of persons employed rose by 2.9% in the same period. Based on first calculations, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that turnover in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by a nominal 2.6% compared with the same quarter of 2015.

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Cost structure data

2011: Receipts and net income of practices for public health patients: receipts from private patients make the difference

The practices for public health patients in Germany obtained average receipts of 486,000 euros in 2011. Across all practices for public health patients, the average net profit per practice was 235,000 euros in 2011.

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Key figures

Key figures, 2014
Eco­nomic sectorsPersons em­ployed
(mn)
Turnover
(bn)
Transpor­tation and storage2.1290.6
Infor­mation and commu­nica­tion1.2249.2
Profes­sional, scientific and technical activi­ties2.5295.5
Ad­minis­trative and support service activi­ties3.2187.9

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