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12 June 2024 Inflation rate at +2.4% in May 2024


11 June 2024 Mortality figures in May 2024: 1% below the median of previous years


7 June 2024 Exports in April 2024: +1.6% on March 2024


7 June 2024 Production in April 2024: -0.1% on the previous month


Current News

Microcensus 2024

In the period from January to December 2024, a total of roughly 380,000 households and collective living quarters will be selected using random sampling and the residents surveyed. This is equivalent to approximately 1% of Germany's population. The results of the microcensus provide the general public, policy-makers and the scientific community with a wide range of information on life in Germany. They serve as an important basis for policy decisions that affect the lives of many people.

Explanatory video about the microcensus


"EXDAT – Experimental data" is now called "EXSTAT – Experimental statistics": up to now, new, innovative project results with novel data sources have been published in the EXDAT section. The decision to rename the section "EXSTAT" is primarily to ensure consistency within Europe. Several national statistical institutes and Eurostat refer to "experimental statistics". Furthermore, the term EXSTAT has a much broader scope and encompasses both innovative methods and new kinds of data sources.

Experimental statistics


Wirtschaft und Statistik journal

With the number of people in need of care on the increase, the provision of appropriate care services is a challenge currently facing society. Demographic change is impacting both the demand for and the supply of labour in in the nursing and care sector. What implications will this have for the nursing and care labour market in the future? One of the articles in the current issue of our scientific WISTA journal produces two potential scenarios for the supply of nursing and caring professionals, compares them with trends in the demand for such labour, and thereby identifies the future need for more nurses and care workers.

WISTA - Scientific Journal