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Press release 415 / 2017-11-17: Integration assistance for disabled people: number of recipients up by 1.3% in 2016

Recipients of integration assistance for disabled people

In 2016, roughly 895,000 people in Germany received integration assistance for disabled people in accordance with the German Social Code, Book XII, Chapter 6 (SGB XII). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of recipients rose by 1.3% compared with the previous year.

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Press release 416 / 2017-11-17: Turnover in accommodation and food service activities in September 2017 in real terms: –1.1% to September 2016

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in the German accommodation and food service activities in September 2017 decreased by 1.1% in real terms and increased by 0.9% in nominal terms compared with the corresponding month of the previous year.

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Press release 417 / 2017-11-17: Decrease of dwellings permitted from January – September 2017: –7.0%

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office, the construction of a total of 256,800 dwellings was permitted in Germany from January – September 2017. Compared with the corresponding period of 2016 this is a decrease of 7.0% or 19,500 dwellings.

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Press release 418 / 2017-11-17: Balance of greenhouse gas emissions in land use deteriorated between 2010 and 2015

Although more greenhouse gases were absorbed from the environment than released into it by land use, land-use change and forestry activities in 2015, too, this balance has deteriorated since 2010. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the difference between absorption and release (net emissions) was roughly -14.6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents in 2015. In 2010, this value had been -16.4 million tonnes.

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Noticeable price changes in October

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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".

Key figures

Population30.09.201682.5 mn
Persons in employment3rd Quarter 201744.3 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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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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