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Press release 263 / 2018-07-16: Number of employees in manufacturing in May 2018: +2.7% year on year

At the end of May 2018, 5.6 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 147,000 persons or 2.7% against May 2017.

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Press release 264 / 2018-07-16: 72% of the 18 to 64 year olds live on income from employment

In 2017, employment was the main source of livelihood for seven in ten adults (72%) aged between 18 and 64 and living in Germany. Based on results of the microcensus, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that these were 37.0 million people. The proportions differed between men and women: 78% of men and 66% of women aged between 18 and 64 lived mainly on income from employment.

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Press release 265 / 2018-07-16: Tax paid on more cigarettes in the second quarter of 2018

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office, the quantity of cigarettes on which tax was paid in Germany increased by 7.0% in the second quarter of 2018 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 second quarter of 2018 amounted to 7.3 billion euros. That was an increase of 0.7 billion euros or 11.0% from the corresponding period of the preceding year.

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Noticeable price changes in June

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IN FOCUS / 2018-07-11

More new dwellings in multi-family houses

In 2017, 245,000 dwellings in newly constructed residential buildings were completed in Germany. That was an increase of approximately 10,000 dwellings, or 4%, compared with the previous year. Half of the newly constructed dwellings were in multi-family houses. Their number has steadily increased in the last years, while the construction of new single-family and two-family houses has stagnated for several years.

In most cases, the builders of the new dwellings completed in 2017 were private households (50%) and housing companies (37%). Only 4% of the dwellings were commissioned by public-sector builders.

The average purchase value of one square metre of developed building land in residential areas increased by 21% in Germany between 2010 and 2016. A comparison of the 2016 figures for the Länder reveals that the prices per square metre were highest in the city states of Hamburg and Berlin at 586 euros and 393 euros, respectively.

More information can be found under Construction, Construction prices and real property prices and in our interactive map "So wohnt Deutschland" (only in German).

Key figures

Population30.09.201782.7 mn
Persons in employment1st Quarter 201844.3 mn
Economic growth (GDP)1st Quarter 20180.3%
Inflation rate (CPI)June 20182.1%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20171.2%
Public debt201764.1%

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