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Press release 194 / 2015-05-29: Retail turnover in April 2015: +1.0% in real terms on April 2014

According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), retail turnover in April 2015 in Germany increased 1.0% in real terms and 1.3% in nominal terms compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of days open for sale was 24 in April 2015 and 24 in April 2014, too.

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Press release 195 / 2015-05-29: Agreed earnings in the 1st quarter of 2015: +2.7% on the first quarter of 2014

Index of agreed monthly earnings

Agreed earnings in Germany rose an average 2.7% in the first quarter of 2015, year on year. The items included in the calculation were agreed basic remuneration and agreed extra payments such as one-off payments, annual extra payments or agreed back payments. Consumer prices remained almost unchanged over that period.

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Press release 196 / 2015-05-29: More women die as a consequence of smoking

In 2013, a total of 46,332 people in Germany died from cancer types that can be considered as connected to tobacco consumption. In addition to lung and bronchial cancer, laryngeal and trachea cancer are among the diseases triggered by smoking. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports on the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day on 31 May that the number of women who died as a consequence of smoking rose from 11,870 in 2005 to 15,370 in 2013.

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IN FOCUS / 2015-05-27

78,000 same-sex couples living together

In a referendum held in mid-May, Ireland voted for the equal treatment of homosexual couples in all respects. With the referendum, the issue has come into focus also in Germany.

In 2013 there were roughly 78,000 couples in Germany who lived together as same-sex cohabiting couples. That was an increase by more than a third (34%) compared with 10 years earlier (2003: 58,000 couples). More men than women live with a partner of the same sex, they account for 54% of all same-sex cohabiting couples.

In 2013 somewhat less than half of all same-sex couples lived in a registered same-sex partnership (35,000 couples). Since 2006 when the marital status was first covered in the microcensus, the number of registered same-sex partnerships has nearly tripled (2006: 12,000 couples).

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.

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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