This year Germany holds the G20 presidency and will be hosting the G20 summit in Hamburg on the 7th and 8th of July. The G20 includes 19 leading industrialized and emerging economies as well as the European Union. Approximately two thirds of the world’s population live in a G20 country. Together they account for about 80% of the global economic output.
The G20 countries are facing a different set of challenges. A look at the labour market of each G20 country highlights this: Whilst the youth unemployment rate was below 10 % in India, Mexico and Germany in 2015, South Africa and Italy were dealing with rates in excess of 40 %. Another example is the situation in terms of digitalisation: In South Africa there were approximately five fixed broadband connections per 100 inhabitants, whilst in France this figure was higher than 40.
The brochure G20 in figures offers official inter¬national data on the key topics of this year’s G20 presidency. Alongside topics such as economic and financial cooperation, the 2017 agenda includes issues such as digitalisation, climate change, antimicrobial resistance, migration and a stronger partnership with the African continent. In addition to the PDF file there is also an interactive version of the brochure available.
Destatis joins the celebration of the first European Statistics Day with the following activities:
Release of an E-learning System "Statistics" with a first module that explains dos and don'ts for the preparation of statistical charts and tables. The access is registration and charge free. It is available on the students website of Destatis www.destatis/statistikcampus.de which was released at World Statistics Day 2015.
25 years of statistical co-operation: Destatis also celebrates being involved in imparting statistical specialist knowledge and providing training to foreign project partners for 25 years.
Promoting the European Statistics Day on the Destatis Homepage and the sub site "Europe in figures" with dedicated articles and on social media channels.
The 34th General Conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) is going to take place at the Westin Bellevue Conference Hotel in Dresden (Germany) from 21 to 27 August 2016.
The German Federal Statistical Office will be hosting the conference. IARIW will be responsible for the conference programme.
Destatis just published its annual report 2015. The report provides an insight on which national and international quality standards ensure official statistics in Germany. In an interview with Stefan Schweinfest, Director of Statistics of the UN in New York, Destatis is expanding its vision to the global statistics community.
The report also focuses on business statistics and particularly on statistics obtained from company data, such as those included in economic policy decisions, and describes how companies are affected. State Minister Prof. Helge Braun explained from a different perspective in an interview results from the survey of companies in connection with his duties, the office for measuring the reduction of administrative burden.