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Services in 2016: information technology sector employed 715,000 people

In 2016, roughly 715,000 people worked in the 87,500 businesses in Germany whose main activity was in the field of information technology. The number of people working in that branch rose by approximately 27,500 (+4%) year-on-year, while the number of enterprises was up by just under 2,200 (+2.6%).

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Insurance industry: volume of premiums stagnated for the first time, following many years of growth

At the end of 2016, roughly 1,300 direct insurance and reinsurance companies and pension funds were operating in Germany. While direct insurers cover various risks of private individuals and businesses, reinsurers cover the risks of other insurance companies. Pension funds are a type of employee pension scheme.

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Short-term data

Turnover in the service sector up 4.6% in the 3rd quarter of 2018 on the same quarter a year earlier

The turnover in selected service branches increased by a calendar and seasonally adjusted 4.6% in the third quarter of 2018 compared with the third quarter of 2017. Based on first calculations, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that turnover rose by 1.2% compared with the previous quarter. The seasonally adjusted number of persons employed in all the selected service branches increased by 1.9% on the same quarter a year earlier, and by 0.2% on the previous quarter.

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Cost structure data

Medical practices achieve 70% of their receipts from settlement with statutory health insurance institutions

In 2015, settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for the largest part of the receipts of medical practices (70.4%). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that 26.3% of the receipts came from settlement with private patients and 3.3% from other medical self-employment activities.

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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, 2016
Eco­nomic sectorsPersons em­ployed
(mn)
Turnover
(bn)
Transpor­tation and storage2.3315.1
Infor­mation and commu­nica­tion1.2265.6
Profes­sional, scientific and technical activi­ties2.7313.7
Ad­minis­trative and support service activi­ties3.5210.4

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