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Press release 424 / 2017-11-24: New orders in main construction industry in September 2017: + 0.7% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

Index of new orders in main construction industry, 2010=100, seasonally adjusted

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in the main construction industry in September 2017 increased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 0.7% on August 2017.

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Press release 425 / 2017-11-24: Electricity price ceiling in 2016: –1.6% on a year earlier

According to provisional data of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the price ceiling for electricity sales to special contract customers was 12.49 cents per kilowatt hour in 2016. This means that the price ceiling fell by 1.6% on 2015 when it had been 12.69 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Press release 426 / 2017-11-24: Federal Statistical Office grants the 2017 Gerhard Fürst Award

Every year since 1999, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has granted the Gerhard Fürst Award for outstanding scientific projects closely related to official statistics. For his doctoral thesis on "Wages and Unemployment before and after the German Hartz Reforms", Dr. Michael Weber was granted the 2017 Gerhard Fürst Award of the Federal Statistical Office in the "doctoral thesis" category. This doctoral thesis was supervised by Professor Dr. Marcel Thum at Technische Universität Dresden. The award money is 5,000 euros.

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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 201744.5 mn
Economic growth (GDP)3rd Quarter 20170.8%
Inflation rateOctober 20171.6%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20160.8%
Public debt201668.1%

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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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