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Press release 350 / 2018-09-18: Number of abortions down 2.7% in the 2nd quarter of 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, the number of abortions fell by 2.7% on the same period a year earlier. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that roughly 25,000 abortions were reported in Germany in the second quarter of 2018.

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Noticeable price changes in August

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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".

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.

Current WISTA edition: adjusted gender pay gap calculated for the first time by Land

Differences in earnings between men and women in Germany are generally measured through two indicators: the unadjusted gender pay gap compares the average earnings of all female and male employees.

The adjusted gender pay gap measures the earnings gap of men and women with comparable qualifications, jobs and working lives. In his article on Pay gap between men and women, by Land in the edition 4/2018 of our WISTA scientific journal, Martin Beck for the first time presents results on the adjusted gender pay gap by Land. Also, he explains how such results are obtained. It turns out that the Land results regarding the adjusted gender pay gap 2014 are between 4.4% in Schleswig-Holstein and 9.3% in Brandenburg. They are markedly lower than the unadjusted pay gap, and their dispersion is much lower, too.

Key figures

Population31.12.201782.8 mn
Persons in employment2nd Quarter 201844.8 mn
Economic growth (GDP)2nd Quarter 20180.5%
Inflation rate (CPI)August 20182.0%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20171.0%
Public debt201764.1%

European statistics

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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.

Interactive charts

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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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