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Press release 255 / 2012-07-25: Germany’s population increasing in 2011 for the first time since 2002

WIESBADEN – According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany’s population increased to more than 81.8 million at the end of 2011, that is, by 92,000 (+0.1%) on a year earlier. This was the first but slight increase in the population of Germany since 2002. The main reason was the clear rise in immigration in 2011. 

Population trends are based, on the one hand, on births and deaths and, on the other, on the balance of immigration and emigration (migration movements).  

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