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In January 2015 goods to the value of EUR 89.9 bn were exported from Germany and goods to the value of EUR 74.0 bn were imported.

In January 2015 goods to the value of EUR 89.9 bn were exported from Germany and goods to the value of EUR 74.0 bn were imported.

As the German Federal Bureau of Statistics (Destatis) further reports on the basis of provisional results, this means that German exports were 0.6% and imports 2.3% lower in January 2015 than in January 2014. After calendar and seasonal adjustment exports fell by 2.1% in comparison with December 2014 and imports by 0.3%.

The balance of trade closed in January 2015 with a surplus of EUR 15.9 bn (January 2014: + EUR 14.7 bn).

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In November 2014 new orders in the construction industry were 8.5% down on the figure for November 2013, allowing for price changes.

In November 2014 new orders in the construction industry were 8.5% down on the figure for November 2013, allowing for price changes.

However, the German Federal Bureau of Statistics (Destatis) has revealed that one reason for the steep drop in the month under report is that new orders were particularly high in November 2013.

Therefore building demand fell by 7.3% in building construction and by 10.0% in civil engineering. 

In the first eleven months of 2014 new orders fell by 1.6% in the construction industry in comparison with the same period in the prior year.

The combined turnover of the construction industry amounted to about EUR 59.6 bn from January to November 2014 (+5.0 % compared to the prior year).

The average number of employees rose by 1.2 %.

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Prices for building new conventionally constructed residences in Germany (construction works on the building including value added tax) rose by 1.6% in November 2014 compared with November 2013.

Prices for building new conventionally constructed residences in Germany (construction works on the building including value added tax) rose by 1.6% in November 2014 compared with November 2013.

As the German Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) has further revealed, the price increase in August 2014 had stood at 1.7% in the annual comparison.

From August 2014 to November 2014 building prices rose by 0.2%.

Prices for raw construction works rose by 1.3% from November 2013 to November 2014, while those for extension works went up by 1.7%.

Prices for maintenance work on residential buildings (without decorative repairs) increased by 2.3% compared with the prior year.

New construction prices for office buildings rose by 1.7% and for commercial buildings by 1.8% compared to November 2013.

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