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Press release 458 / 2017-12-15: January to September 2017: start-ups of larger businesses on previous year’s level

From January to September 2017, roughly 96,000 businesses were started whose legal form and number of employees suggest that they have greater economic importance. Based on an evaluation of business notifications, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was the equal level (+ 0.0%) compared with the same period of 2016.

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Press release 459 / 2017-12-15: Number of employees in manufacturing in October 2017: +2.1% year on year

At the end of October 2017, 5.5 million people worked in local units of manufacturing with 50 or more persons employed in Germany. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the basis of provisional results, that was a rise by about 112,000 persons or 2.1% against October 2016.

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Noticeable price changes in November

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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".

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 rateNovember 20171.8%
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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