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Press release 251 / 2017-07-25: New orders in main construction industry in May 2017: –6.6% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in the main construction industry in May 2017 decreased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 6.6% on April 2017. 

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Press release 252 / 2017-07-25: Import prices in June 2017: +2.5% on June 2016

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the index of import prices increased by 2.5% in June 2017 compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In May 2017 and in April 2017 the annual rates of change were +4.1% and +6.1%, respectively. From May 2017 to June 2017 the index fell by 1.1%. 

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Press release 253 / 2017-07-25: Number of traffic accident fatalities slightly up in May 2017

Persons killed in road traffic accidents

According to provisional results, 325 people died in traffic accidents in Germany in May 2017. This was an increase of 3, or 0.9%, compared with May 2016. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of people injured rose by 0.8% to roughly 37,200 year-on-year.

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IN FOCUS / 2017-06-30

UEFA Women's EURO 2017: statistics on the participating countries

In 2015, there were approximately 9.2 million women aged 15 to 34 living in Germany – the perfect age for playing football professionally. Eleven of these 9.2 million women will be on the pitch as of the 16th July, when the UEFAWomen's EURO 2017 begin in the Netherlands.

The Russian Federation statistically has the best chance of picking a winning team. According to United Nations data 19.6 million women aged 15 to 34 lived there in 2015, more than in any of the other 16 finalist countries. However, to date they have yet to win the competition. Of the 11 championships held since 1984 the German team won 8, Norway won 2 and Sweden's female team won 1.

We have compiled some interesting data on the 16 participating countries. You can also directly compare two competing nations with one another head-to-head in terms of football and sport, population, economy, employment and communication.

IN FOCUS / 2017-06-23

Holidays in the EU: Denmark is a very expensive destination, Bulgaria the least costly

In some Länder, the summer holidays have already started. Last year Bulgaria was the least expensive destination for holiday-makers in the EU. According to provisional data, the price level of overnight stays in hotels and eating out in restaurants in Bulgaria was 59% below that of Germany in 2016.

Prices were equally low in Romania (-52%). Holiday-makers who travelled to popular tourist destinations such as Croatia or Portugal also spent less money compared with holidays in Germany: they paid 34% and 31% less, respectively, for eating out in restaurants and staying overnight in hotels than in the Federal Republic in 2016.

In many EU countries, however, hotels and restaurants charge higher prices than in Germany: in 2016 this applied for instance to France (+7%) and Ireland (+10%). Tourists in northern Europe had to dig deepest into their pockets. In Denmark, for example, the price level in restaurants and hotels exceeded that of Germany by 38%, in Sweden it was 32% higher. The most expensive countries in Europe for holiday-makers were Switzerland (+53%) and Iceland (+49%).

Key figures

Population31.12.201582.2 mn
Persons in employment1st Quarter 201743.7 mn
Economic growth (GDP)1st Quarter 20170.6%
Inflation rateJune 20171.6%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20160.8%
Public debt201668.3%

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2017 Bundestag election

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

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