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Press release 394 / 2018-10-15: Number of employees in manufacturing in August 2018: +2.7% year on year

At the end of August 2018, 5.7 million people worked in local units of manufacturing with 50 or more persons employed in Germany. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the basis of provisional results, that was a rise by about 149,000 persons or 2.7% against August 2017.

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Press release 395 / 2018-10-15: Public revenue up 6.5% and expenditure up 3.5% in the first half of 2018 year on year

Financial balance Overall public budget

Revenue of the overall public budget rose by 6.5% to 715.4 billion euros in the first half of 2018 compared with a year earlier. The overall public budget comprises the core and extra budgets of the Federation, Länder, municipalities/associations of municipalities and social security funds. Expenditure increased by 3.5% to 688.6 billion euros. These are provisional results of the core and extra budgets of the quarterly cash statistics. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, as defined in public finance statistics, this was a cash surplus of 26.8 billion euros in the first six months of 2018. In the first half of 2017, the surplus had been 6.3 billion euros.

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Press release 396 / 2018-10-15: Migration in 2017: immigration to Germany exceeding emigration by 416,000

In 2017, the number of people who immigrated to Germany exceeded the number of those who emigrated by roughly 416,000 people. In 2016, net immigration had amounted to roughly 500,000. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that arrivals totalled 1,551,000 in 2017 and departures across Germany's borders amounted to 1,135,000. In 2016, there had been 1,865,000 arrivals and 1,365,000 departures.

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Noticeable price changes in September

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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".

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Federal Constitutional Court declares 2011 Census constitutional

On 19 September 2018 the Federal Constitutional Court delivered its judgment on the constitutionality of the 2011 Census Act and the related Sample Ordinance. The Court ruled that the Act is constitutional. The statistical offices of the Federation and the Länder will analyse the judgment thoroughly and continue with the preparatory work for the 2021 Census.

The 2011 Census was held in Germany to determine the official size of the population and obtain further detailed population, employment and housing stock data. The official size of the population in Germany provided by the 2011 Census is of great importance for the political sphere, administration and the business community. It serves as a basis for continuous population statistics, fiscal equalisation schemes among the Länder and among municipalities, and the delimitation of constituency boundaries, to mention but a few.

Brexit Monitor: Interactive charts on the UK and its pending exit from the European Union

In March 2017, following the Brexit referendum, the British Government formally initiated the process which will ultimately lead to the country's departure from the European Union. It is currently difficult to predict the precise consequences, but the Brexit decision and the departure from the EU is expected to impact on the economy, foreign trade, the labour market and migration. Our Brexit Monitor looks at the development in the United Kingdom using selected socio-economic indicators. Since the country is linked in a number of ways with the other EU states, the interactive charts also present the development in Germany and in the EU as a whole.

Key figures

Population31.03.201882.8 mn
Persons in employment2nd Quarter 201844.8 mn
Economic growth (GDP)2nd Quarter 20180.5%
Inflation rate (CPI)September 20182.3%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20171.0%
Public debt201764.1%

European statistics

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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.

Interactive charts

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The Brexit Monitor presents the developments in the United Kingdom, Germany and the EU based on selected socio-economic indicators.

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