The "Indicators" section provides a quick overview of the economic development. The sustainable development indicators deal not only with socio-economic progress but also, among other things, with demographic changes, climate change and natural resources. Another set of indicators covers quality of life aspects.
The primary, secondary and tertiary economic sectors, that is, agriculture and forestry, industry and the service sector, are covered by the section "Economic sectors". The secondary sector comprises mining, manufacturing and construction as well as energy and water supply. The tertiary sector deals not only with services in the narrow sense but also with trade, accommodation and food services as well as transport.
What about the four economic goalsof "price level stability","high employment level", "external equilibrium" and "reasonable and continuous economic growth"? What is the income situation and what is the impact of our activities on the environment? These questions, and many others, are treated by the data shown under "National economy and environment".
The population and its living conditions are the focus of "Society and state". The state sets framework conditions for its citizens to live together in law and order and performs a variety of services enabling them to live in safety and security. The framework conditions and the public services are the issue of the sections "Public finance and taxes", "Social statistics" and "Justice".
The section "Countries and regions" gives access to regional and international data, the latter subdivided into data on the European Union and worldwide data. International data comprise in particular statistics of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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