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Press release 419 / 2017-11-20: Producer prices in October 2017: +2.7% on October 2016

Producer Price Index

In October 2017 the index of producer prices for industrial products rose by 2.7% compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In September 2017 the annual rate of change all over had been 3.1%, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).

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Press release 420 / 2017-11-20: Youth welfare offices place an increasing number of children in residential care

All in all, 53,300 children or young people in Germany were placed in residential care or in another form of supported housing by youth welfare offices in 2016. To coincide with the present International Children's Rights Day, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this was a 20% increase in new residential care cases on a year earlier. Compared with 2014, the increase was as much as 50%.

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Noticeable price changes in October

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Get an overview of the most noticeable price changes for selected goods and services.

If you want to know how the prices of all product groups have developed please refer to our price kaleidoscope.

If you want to know by how much your personal inflation rate differs from the official one, just test our "personal inflation calculator".

Key figures

Population30.09.201682.5 mn
Persons in employment3rd Quarter 201744.5 mn
Economic growth (GDP)3rd Quarter 20170.8%
Inflation rateOctober 20171.6%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20160.8%
Public debt201668.1%

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