Normal view

Navigation and service

Logo Destatis - Statistisches Bundesamt

Inhalt

Press release 145 / 2018-04-23: Mexico as Partner Country at the HANNOVER MESSE 2018 trade show: the country's industry accounts for 18% of gross value added

Industry is of great economic importance both in Germany and in Mexico. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports this on the occasion of the HANNOVER MESSE trade show which will take place from 23 to 27 April 2018. As figures of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show, in 2016 manufacturing accounted for 18.0% of the national economy of Mexico, this year's Partner Country at the trade show. This proportion was above the relevant average in the European Union (16.2%). In Germany, industry – which accounted for 22.9% of total gross value added – was of greater importance.  

More : Mexico as Partner Country at the HANNOVER MESSE 2018 trade show: the country's industry accounts for 18% of gross value added …

Press release 146 / 2018-04-23: Number of traffic accident fatalities almost unchanged in February 2018 year on year

Persons killed in road traffic accidents

177 people died in road traffic accidents in February 2018. Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decline of 2 people compared with February 2017. However, the number of people injured rose by 1.7% to roughly 22,900 from February 2017.

More : Number of traffic accident fatalities almost unchanged in February 2018 year on year …

Current WISTA edition: Dynamic pricing on the internet

Frequent online shoppers will notice that the prices of some products change within short time intervals. This type of price-setting behaviour is referred to as dynamic pricing. Roughly 10,000 online prices are collected for consumer price statistics each month. Is it still possible for consumer price statistics to capture the representative price development and to take into account dynamic pricing?

In their article on Dynamic pricing as a challenge for consumer price statistics, published in the 2/2018 issue of our WISTA scientific journal, Christian Blaudow and Florian Burg report on the results of a study conducted in 2017 to examine the price-setting behaviour of online shops. Using web scraping, a technique for the automated collection of online prices, the study monitored products included in the consumer price index sample. It was found that web scraping is a sensible and efficient method to expand online price collection in future and to help ensure the quality of consumer price statistics.

Key figures

Population30.06.201782.7 mn
Persons in employment4th Quarter 201744.7 mn
Economic growth (GDP)4th Quarter 20170.6%
Inflation rate (CPI)March 20181.6%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20171.1%
Public debt201668.1%

Europe in figures

This photo shows the logo "Europe in figures"

Europe in figures features the wide range of data offered by the European statistical office (Eurostat) and enables comparisons between the EU Member States.

2017 Bundestag election

Logo: The Federal Returning Officer

The election to the 19th German Bundestag was held on 24 September 2017. Information on the election is provided on the website of the Federal Returning Officer.

Follow us!

Go to Twitter Go to YouTube RSS-Icon