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Press release 397 / 2018-10-16: Import prices in August 2018: +4.8% on August 2017

Index of import prices

Import prices, August 2018
0.0% on the previous month
+4.8% on the same month a year earlier

Export prices, August 2018
0.2% on the previous month
+2.1% on the same month a year earlier

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the index of import prices increased by 4.8% in August 2018 compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In July and in June 2018 the annual rates of change were +4.8% and +4.4%, respectively. From July 2018 to August 2018 the index did not change.

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Press release 398 / 2018-10-16: Tax paid on fewer cigarettes in the third quarter of 2018

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the quantity of cigarettes on which tax was paid in Germany decreased by 3.6% in the third quarter of 2018 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The total value of tobacco products in terms of retail prices on which tax was paid in Germany in the third quarter of 2018 amounted to 7.0 billion euros. There was no change from the corresponding period of the preceding year.

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Press release 399 / 2018-10-16: Third party funds per university professor in 2016: no change from the previous year (258,000 euros)

In 2016, professors at German universities (excluding medical institutions/university health sciences) raised third party funds of an average 258,000 euros. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this amount corresponded roughly to the level recorded in the previous year (-0.1%).

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Noticeable price changes in September

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Federal Constitutional Court declares 2011 Census constitutional

On 19 September 2018 the Federal Constitutional Court delivered its judgment on the constitutionality of the 2011 Census Act and the related Sample Ordinance. The Court ruled that the Act is constitutional. The statistical offices of the Federation and the Länder will analyse the judgment thoroughly and continue with the preparatory work for the 2021 Census.

The 2011 Census was held in Germany to determine the official size of the population and obtain further detailed population, employment and housing stock data. The official size of the population in Germany provided by the 2011 Census is of great importance for the political sphere, administration and the business community. It serves as a basis for continuous population statistics, fiscal equalisation schemes among the Länder and among municipalities, and the delimitation of constituency boundaries, to mention but a few.

Brexit Monitor: Interactive charts on the UK and its pending exit from the European Union

In March 2017, following the Brexit referendum, the British Government formally initiated the process which will ultimately lead to the country's departure from the European Union. It is currently difficult to predict the precise consequences, but the Brexit decision and the departure from the EU is expected to impact on the economy, foreign trade, the labour market and migration. Our Brexit Monitor looks at the development in the United Kingdom using selected socio-economic indicators. Since the country is linked in a number of ways with the other EU states, the interactive charts also present the development in Germany and in the EU as a whole.

Key figures

Population31.03.201882.8 mn
Persons in employment2nd Quarter 201844.8 mn
Economic growth (GDP)2nd Quarter 20180.5%
Inflation rate (CPI)September 20182.3%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20171.0%
Public debt201764.1%

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The Brexit Monitor presents the developments in the United Kingdom, Germany and the EU based on selected socio-economic indicators.

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