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Press release 369 / 2017-10-17: Tax paid on more cigarettes in the third quarter of 2017

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the quantity of cigarettes on which tax was paid in Germany increased by 7.2% in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The total value of tobacco products in terms of retail prices on which tax was paid in Germany in the third quarter of 2017 amounted to 7.0 billion euros. That was an increase of 0.8 billion euros or 12.0% from the corresponding period of the preceding year.

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IN FOCUS / 2017-08-17

Roughly 66,000 young adults were injured or killed in road traffic accidents in 2016

Every year thousands of people are harmed or even lose their lives on German roads. In 2016, nearly 400,000 people were injured or killed in approximately 2.6 million accidents recorded by the police. Risks are particularly high for young adults between 18 and 24 years who are often involved in traffic accidents as they are rather inexperienced drivers or overestimate their abilities.

The number of road users aged 18 to 24 years who were injured or killed in road traffic accidents totalled 65,900 in 2016, 435 young adults lost their lives. This means that 17% of those injured and 14% of those killed in road traffic belonged to that age group, which only accounted for 8% of the total population in 2015.

Young adults also quite often cause road traffic accidents: in 2016, one in five accidents involving personal injury (20%) with a car driver being mainly responsible was caused by a driver aged between 18 and 24 years. Men of that age group (68%) caused such accidents slightly more often than women (62%).

Comprehensive information on the subject is found in the publication "Unfälle von 18- bis 24-Jährigen im Straßenverkehr."

Key figures

Population30.06.201682.3 mn
Persons in employment2nd Quarter 201744.2 mn
Economic growth (GDP)2nd Quarter 20170.6%
Inflation rateSeptember 20171.8%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20160.8%
Public debt201668.3%

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