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Press release 169 / 2017-05-23: Detailed gross domestic product results for the 1st quarter of 2017

Gross domestic product, price-adjusted in %

The German economy continues to grow. In the first quarter of 2017, the gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.6% on the fourth quarter of 2016 after adjustment for price, seasonal and calendar variations. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, in the second half of the previous year, the GDP grew a little more moderately (+0.2% in the third and +0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2016).

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Press release 170 / 2016-06-23: Dwellings completed in 2016: +12.1% on the previous year

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office, the construction of a total of 277,700 dwellings was completed in Germany during the year 2016. Compared with the year 2015, this is an increase of 12.1% or 30,000.

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IN FOCUS / 2017-05-23

Especially high number of alcohol-related traffic accidents on 1 May and Father's Day

Father's Day is celebrated on 25 May - traditionally, on this day many men are on the move with friends. Those intending to enjoy the day while consuming alcohol, however, should leave their car at home. The number of alcohol-related traffic accidents is especially high on Father's Day. 254 alcohol-related accidents occurred on that day in 2015 - a higher number was recorded only on New Year's Day (264 accidents). On 1 May, 230 accidents occurred under the influence of alcohol. On average, the police recorded roughly 94 alcohol-related accidents a day in 2015.

Our traffic accidents calendar visualises the development of traffic accidents over the last ten years. The calendar charts show accident data on a daily basis, so that you can get an overview, for example, of the days when an especially large number of accidents occurred. You may also compare alcohol-related accidents with accidents involving personal injury over the whole year.

Key figures

Population31.12.201582.2 mn
Persons in employment1st Quarter 201743.7 mn
Economic growth (GDP)1st Quarter 20170.6%
Inflation rateApril 20172.0%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20160.8%
Public debt201668.3%

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