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Fewer Bachelor's degrees and more Master's degrees in Saxony

At Saxony's universities, fewer young people graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 2023 than in the previous year. The number of degrees fell by 7.4 percent to 6,690, as announced by the State Statistical Office on Tuesday. In contrast, the number of master's degrees rose by 5.4 percent to 6102. 148 ..

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Significantly fewer building permits in Saxony

The number of building permits for apartments in Saxony fell sharply last year. In 2023, permits were issued for a total of 8699 apartments with an area of 893,600 square meters in the Free State, as announced by the State Statistical Office on Monday. This was 26 percent less than in the previous y ..

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Increase in the number of organic farms

The trend in agriculture towards switching from conventional to organic farming is also continuing in Saxony. The number of farms with organic livestock farming also increased in 2023.

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Lowest number of pigs and cattle since 1992

The number of pigs and cattle kept on Saxon farms last year was the lowest since 1992. At the end of 2023, around 457,200 pigs and 432,100 cattle were recorded, as the State Statistical Office announced on Monday. This is a new low. In a five-year comparison, the pig population fell by 31.7 percent ..

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Participation in second-chance education in Saxony on the decline

The second-chance education system is being used less and less in Saxony. As the State Statistical Office in Kamenz announced on Thursday, 1867 adults are studying at one of the ten corresponding schools in the state in the current school year - 4.1 percent fewer than in the previous school year. Th ..

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Fewer consumers insolvent: but more companies

The State Statistical Office in Saxony registered an opposing trend in insolvencies last year. The number of consumer insolvencies fell slightly, while the number of corporate insolvencies rose sharply. As the authority announced on Wednesday, a total of 2944 insolvency proceedings were reported for ..

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Significantly more overnight stays in Saxony

Saxony's tourism industry was pleased to see an increase in the number of overnight stays last year. Individual vacations in particular are on trend. However, the coronavirus crisis is still having an impact.

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Inflation in Saxony weakens in January

Inflation weakened in Saxony in January. Annual inflation is expected to have been 3.5 percent in January, according to the State Statistical Office in Kamenz on Thursday. This continues the trend of weakening inflation from 2023. Compared to December, consumer prices are expected to have risen by 0 ..

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Inflation in Saxony picks up again in December

The inflation rate in Saxony rose again in December compared to the previous month. According to the State Statistical Office in Kamenz on Thursday, it is expected to be 4.3 percent. In November, the figure was still 3.9 percent. The statisticians mainly blamed seasonal effects for the rise in consu ..

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4.2 billion euros investment in industrial companies

Industrial companies in Saxony invested a total of 4.2 billion euros last year. Compared to the previous year, the investment volume in 2022 had thus increased by 22.5 percent in nominal terms, according to the State Statistical Office in Kamenz on Thursday. According to the figures, 766 million eur ..

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Fewer and fewer employees in Saxony's skilled trades

Fewer and fewer people are working in the skilled trades requiring registration in Saxony. In the third quarter of this year, the number was almost 5 percentage points below the average for 2020, the State Statistical Office announced on Tuesday. Compared to the same quarter in 2022, the decline amo ..

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Almost 70 million euros from inheritances and donations

Saxony received 69.9 million euros from inheritances and gifts last year. A total of 620 million euros was left behind in more than 2,300 inheritance cases, as announced by the State Statistical Office in Kamenz on Thursday. Around a third (35 percent) was accounted for by bank deposits, 28 percent ..

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More expensive cookies - but overall inflation rate is easing

Christmas baking is expensive for many Saxons this year. The prices for a number of baking ingredients are significantly higher than a year ago, the State Statistical Office announced on Wednesday. Sugar (20.3 percent), baking powder and vanilla sugar (13.3), jam (11.4) as well as eggs and flour (2. ..

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Dresdeners earn the most on average in Saxony

In Saxony, employees in Dresden earn the most on average. According to the State Statistical Office on Tuesday, the average salary in Dresden was 37,661 euros. In Leipzig (36,438 euros) and Chemnitz (34,139 euros), gross wages were still above the state average. In Saxony, the average wage was €33,4 ..

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Saxony: Average price for building land up sharply in 2022

The average price per square meter for building land has increased significantly in Saxony in 2022. As the State Statistical Office announced on Monday, builders had to pay an average of 107 euros for a square meter. In 2021, the value had been 81.36 euros.The highest price was 503 euros in Dresden, ..

A scaffold on a residential building. / Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/Symbolbild

Construction prices in Saxony significantly higher than a year ago

Construction prices in Saxony in August were significantly higher than in the same period last year. Although the price upswing has weakened slightly, it remains at a very high level, the State Statistical Office in Kamenz announced on Thursday. Accordingly, the new construction of a residential bui ..

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Inflation rate in Saxony remains above the five percent mark

The inflation rate in Saxony remains above the five percent mark. As the State Statistical Office announced on Thursday, annual inflation in September was 5.4 percent according to preliminary data, but was significantly lower than in the previous month - in August it had been 6.8 percent. In the mon ..

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Number of adoptions in Saxony continues to rise

A total of 243 children and young people were adopted in Saxony in 2022. That was 13 more than in 2021, as the State Statistical Office announced in Kamenz on Monday. The majority of them (62 percent) were adopted by the stepparents, so there was no change in the living situation of the children and ..