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Although the information on these web pages is produced with utmost care, the Federal Statistical Office cannot accept any liability with regard to its being correct, complete and up to date. In particular, the Federal Statistical Office does not accept any liability whatsoever with regard to damage or consequences that may result from direct or indirect use of the information offered.

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Copyright - general

The following applies for all standard publications of the Federal Statistical Office, either in printed or electronic form, and for the content of our website, including charts and downloadable products, unless additional or other information is given on the product/website itself.

© Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis), 2024
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Copyright for the Genesis-Online database

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© Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis), 2024
Data licence Germany - attribution - version 2.0


General Terms and Conditions

The General Terms and Conditions of the Federal Statistical Office (as at 1 March 2020) for the distribution procedure regarding the sale of printed publications and publications on data media shall apply.

Copyrights for header images

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