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Press release 447 / 2017-12-11: Crafts: Turnover rose by 3.9% in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Compulsory approval crafts sector

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in crafts with compulsory approval increased by 3.9% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter of 2016. At the end of September 2017 the number of persons employed by crafts entrepreneurs increased by 0.1% compared to the level a year earlier.

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Annual Report 2016 has been published

Do figures take on a greater importance in a "post-factual" age? This is the subject Professor Klaus Töpfer, retired Federal Minister and sustainability expert, discusses in the Annual Report 2016. In an interview on "sustainable communication" he makes important suggestions on how people can be reached more effectively by facts.

Uta Meier-Gräwe, Professor of Household and Family Sciences, gives an insight into the subject of time use studies in the Annual Report. This interview centres on unpaid work done in households.

Other subjects the Annual Report 2016 deals with are new digital data, register use and the development of geo-referenced data and applications in official statistics. And then there is information about the Federal Statistical Office itself: on the number of staff, budget funds available and skills development.

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%

Europe in figures

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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

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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.

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