New orders in main construction industry in November 2018: +6.1% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

Enlarge picture WIESBADEN – The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in the main construction industry in November 2018 increased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 6.1% on October 2018.
In building construction and civil and underground engineering, in establishments of enterprises with 20 or more persons, new orders increased by 13.8% in nominal terms compared with the corresponding month of the previous year.
Basic data and long time series are available in table New orders in the main construction industry (44111-0009) in the GENESIS-Online database.
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Estimate for 2018: population increased to 83.0 million

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

WIESBADEN – According to estimates of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), approximately 83.0 million people were living in Germany at the end of 2018. At the end of 2017, the figure was 82.8 million. Despite the birth deficit, the number of inhabitants in Germany is estimated to have increased again due to the migration surplus and, at the end of 2018, to have reached a new record high since German reunification.
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Most common internet activity: search for information on goods and services

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

WIESBADEN – 91% of internet users searched the internet for information on goods and services for private purposes in the first quarter of 2018. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was the most common internet activity, followed closely by e-mail communication (89%). The roughly 64 million internet users also looked for health-related information (66%), watched videos offered by video sharing services like YouTube (64%), did online banking (59%), made (video) calls for example via Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp or Viber (57%) and used social networks such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (56%). Internet users focussed on different online activities depending on their age group.
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240 traffic accident fatalities in November 2018

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

WIESBADEN – In November 2018, a total of 240 people died in road traffic accidents in Germany. Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decrease of 4 people compared with November 2017. The number of persons injured declined by 5.3% to roughly 30,000 compared with the same month a year earlier.
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Producer prices in December 2018: +2.7% on December 2017

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In EnglishProducer prices of industrial products, December 2018-0.4% on the previous month+2.7% on the same month a year earlier Enlarge picture WIESBADEN – In 2018 the index of producer prices for industrial products (domestic sales) for Germany rose by 2.6% on an annual average from the preceding year. In 2017 the index had increased by 2.7% compared with 2016, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).
Results of December 2018In December 2018 the index of producer prices for industrial products rose by 2.7% compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In November the annual rate of change all over had been 3.3%.
Compared with the preceding month November the overall index decreased by 0.4% in December 2018 (+0.1% in November 2018 and +0.3% in October 2018).
In December 2018 the price indices of all main industrial groups increased compared with December 2017: Energy prices rose by 6.9%. Prices of intermediate goods as well as of durable consumer goods increased by 1.9%. Prices of capital goods were up 1.4% and of non-durable consumer goods by 0.5%.
The overall index disregarding energy was 1.6% up on December 2017 and unchanged compared with November 2018.
More detailed data and long time series are available in table Producer price indices for industrial products (61241-0006) in the GENESIS-Online database.
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Turnover in accommodation and food service activities in November 2018 in real terms: +2.5% to November 2017

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

Enlarge picture WIESBADEN – As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in the German accommodation and food service activities in November 2018 increased by 2.5% in real terms and by 5.0% in nominal terms compared with the corresponding month of the previous year.
Compared with the same period in the previous year, turnover in the German accommodation and food service activities increased by 1.2% in real terms and by 3.4% in nominal terms in the first eleven months of 2018.
After adjustment for calendar and seasonal effects (Census X-12-ARIMA) the turnover in November 2018 was in real terms 0.1% and in nominal terms 0.4% higher than that in the previous month.
Time series are available in table Turnover from accommodation and food services (45213-0005) in the GENESIS-Online database.
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Fast internet in enterprises: Germany once again held a middle position in the EU in 2018

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

WIESBADEN – Nearly half (51%) of all German enterprises with internet access and a minimum of 10 persons employed had fast internet access in 2018. This refers to fixed broadband connections with a contractually agreed data transfer speed of at least 30 megabits per second (Mbps). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, as in the previous years, Germany retained its mid-table position in Europe. The average proportion of enterprises with fast internet access in the EU Member States was slightly lower (48%).
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Increase of dwellings permitted from January – November 2018: 0.5%

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

Enlarge picture WIESBADEN – As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the construction of a total of 315,200 dwellings was permitted in Germany from January – November 2018. Compared with the corresponding period of 2017 this is an increase of 0.5% or 1,600 dwellings.
Basic data and long time series are available in tables Building permits (31111) in the GENESIS-Online database.
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Flights during the summer of 2018: 2.7 million more air passengers travelled abroad compared with the previous year

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

WIESBADEN – A total of 66.2 million air passengers travelled from Germany to foreign countries during the summer schedule from April to October 2018. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase in passengers of just over 2.7 million, or 4.3%, compared with the summer schedule of 2017. However, domestic air travel declined by 2.3%. The number of boarded passengers in air transport as a whole increased by 3.0% to 80.5 million during the summer of 2018. In the summer of 2017, the number of air passengers had amounted to 78.1 million.
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Manufacturing in November 2018: unfilled orders up a seasonally adjusted 1.1% on the previous month

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English
Range of the stock of orders 5.6 months
WIESBADEN – Based on provisional data, the price adjusted stock of orders in manufacturing in November 2018 rose a seasonally and calendar adjusted 1.1% on the previous month, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The domestic orders not yet completed increased 0.8% on the previous month, the stock of foreign orders rose 1.3%. The stock of orders comprises the total of new orders received by the end of the reference month which have not led to any turnover and have not been cancelled by that time.
Unfilled orders for producers of intermediate goods in November 2018 were by 0.2% higher than in the previous month. The producers of capital goods recorded an increase of 1.5%. Regarding consumer goods, the stock was up by 0.4% compared to October 2018.
In November 2018, the range of the stock of orders in manufacturing was 5.6 months (previous month: 5.5). The range indicates for how many months establishments, theoretically, can or must produce goods until all orders on hand are filled – with turnover remaining constant and without any new orders being received. It is calculated as the ratio between the current stock of orders and average turnover in the respective branch.
The range of the stock of orders in November 2018 was 3.0 months (previous month 2.9) for the producers of intermediate goods, 7.8 months (previous month 7.7) for the producers of capital goods, and 1.9 months (previous month also 1.9) for consumer goods.
The data on unfilled orders are based on the volume index of the stock of orders in manufacturing, seasonally and calendar adjusted by means of the X13 JDemetra+ method. The index of the stock of orders covers only selected branches of manufacturing, as does the index of new orders.
Detailed data are available from the GENESIS-Online database (42155 indices of the stock of orders and 42113 ranges of the stock of orders).
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