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Press release 257 / 2017-07-28: Sales of beer down 2.1% in the first half of 2017

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the beer producing and storing establishments in Germany sold 46.8 million hectolitres of beer in the first half of 2017. That was a decrease of 2.1% from the corresponding period of the previous year.

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IN FOCUS / 2017-07-27

Automotive industry: turnover of 407 billion euros in 2016

Attention focuses on Germany's car manufacturing industry these days as leading German carmakers are suspected of having operated a cartel. Germany is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. This is why the German car industry is so important to the country's economy.

All in all, 1,327 local units of enterprises with 20 or more persons employed were engaged in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers in 2016. These employed approximately 828,000 people or 14% of the total staff working at local units in manufacturing. They achieved a turnover of 407 billion euros.

The high turnover was attributable not least to strong foreign demand: 63% of the turnover of 2016 (257 billion euros) was achieved abroad.

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.

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%

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 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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