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Press release 302 / 2018-08-15: Number of employees in manufacturing in June 2018: +2.6% year on year

At the end of June 2018, 5.6 million people worked in local units of manufacturing with 50 or more persons employed in Germany.

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Press release 303 / 2018-08-15: Number of new apprenticeship contracts with young men up by 3.7% in 2017

Top 3 of new apprenticeship contracts, 2017, Thousands

A total of 515,700 young people concluded new apprenticeship contracts in 2017. This was a rise of 5,700, or 1.1%, compared with a year earlier.

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Noticeable price changes in July

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IN FOCUS / 2018-07-25

Riesling: the Germans’ favourite wine

As every year, traditional wine festivals will soon be celebrated in many German wine-growing regions. There is one variety which will probably be offered everywhere despite the regional differences: weißer Riesling.

It still is the most widely grown vine variety in Germany. In 2017 it accounted for almost one quarter of the total area under vines, that is nearly 23,800 hectares or 23%. The wine region with the largest area under Riesling vines was the Pfalz (5,900 hectares), followed by the Mosel region (5,400 hectares) and Rheinhessen (4,600 hectares).

Ranking second among the most popular varieties in Germany was Müller-Thurgau with a cultivated area of 12,400 hectares. However, that area is getting smaller (– 226 hectares since 2016), while the area under Riesling vines has grown by 109 hectares compared with 2016.

Key figures

Population30.09.201782.7 mn
Persons in employment2nd Quarter 201844.8 mn
Economic growth (GDP)2nd Quarter 20180.5%
Inflation rate (CPI)July 20182.0%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20171.2%
Public debt201764.1%

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