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Press release 192 / 2015-05-28: Import prices in April 2015: –0.6% on April 2014

Index of import prices

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the index of import prices decreased by 0.6% in April 2015 compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In March 2015 and in February 2015 the annual rates of change were –1.4% and –3.0%, respectively. From March 2015 to April 2015 the index rose by 0.6%.

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Press release 193 / 2015-05-28: 22,500 students received a Germany Scholarship in 2014

In 2014, 22,500 students received a Germany Scholarship in accordance with the Scholarship Programme Act. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of scholarship holders rose by 14% in 2014 compared with 2013. Measured against the total number of students in the winter semester of 2014/2015, the share of those on a scholarship was 0.84%. 

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IN FOCUS / 2015-05-22

G7 in Figures: Data on topics raised at G7 summit in Elmau

The heads of state and govern­ment of the G7 will meet for the annual G7 summit on 7-8 June 2015 at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria to discuss current inter­national challenges and priority issues in an inter­national context. The summit will discuss the global economy and foreign, security and development policy, and will also address key topics chosen by the German Presidency such as climate change, energy security and standards in global supply chains.

The brochure "G7 in Figures" offers a range of information about the G7 summit topics on the basis of official inter­national statistics. The publication covers both the classic summit topics and the key topics chosen by the German G7 Presidency. Data is provided for all G7 countries. Depending on the topic, data for other partner countries such as G20 or BRICS is also included. The G7 summit focus page offers links to further information and more inter­national data.

IN FOCUS / 2015-05-18

Strike at child day care centres: persons employed earn an average 2,880 euros

As collective bargaining with the municipal employers failed, the trade unions have called an open-ended strike at municipal child day care centres. They demand an enhancement of the financial status of nursery school teachers - among other things, by a higher grading of employees.

People employed full-time at nursery schools or in pre-primary education earned a monthly average of 2,880 euros in gross terms (without extra payments; performance group 3) in 2014. The salary in the new Länder (2,960 euros) was higher than in the former territory of the Federal Republic (2,869 euros).

The majority of persons employed at child day care centres had a vocational qualification as a nursery school teacher (67%) in March 2014. Child care workers were the second largest group (12%). The proportion of higher education graduates was 5%.

Key figures

Population (30.09.)201481.1 Mill.
Persons in employment201442.6 Mill.
Economic growth20141.6%
Inflation rate20140.9%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20140.7%
Public debt201474.7%

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