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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 ..

A group of pigs on a fattening farm / Photo: Lars Penning/dpa

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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Debt of the Saxon municipalities increased

Saxon municipalities have a low level of debt per capita compared to the rest of Germany. However, the level of debt has recently risen significantly. This was announced by the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden on Friday, citing a model calculation on debt in the so-called non-public sector.Th ..

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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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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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Vacancy rate in eastern Germany higher than in the west

The housing vacancy rate in eastern Germany remained significantly higher than in the west in 2022. The market-active vacancy rate for multi-storey apartments was 5.8 percent in eastern Germany (excluding Berlin) and 1.9 percent in the west, as the consulting institute Empirica announced in Berlin o ..

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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 ..

Scaffolding stands on the facade of a single-family house under construction / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolbild

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 ..

Various groceries lie in a shopping cart. / Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa/iconic image

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 ..

The neon sign "Accident" on the roof of a police car. / Photo: Carsten Rehder/dpa/Symbolbild

Traffic fatalities: sharp increase especially among older people

While the number of traffic fatalities in Thuringia and Saxony decreased in 2022, it increased significantly in Saxony-Anhalt. Most notable was the fact that the number of traffic fatalities involving people 75 years and older tripled from the previous year's figure of 41, said Dekra's regional spok ..

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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 ..

A shipbuilder welds on one of the decks of a cruise ship under construction / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolbild

Economy in Saxony: Industry defies the crises with sales growth

Saxon industry recorded growth in 2022 despite ongoing crises. According to the State Statistical Office, the price-adjusted turnover of industrial companies rose by 3 percent year-on-year to 75.9 billion euros, which is higher than the nationwide increase of 2 percent. In November, a record result ..

A smartphone lies on a certificate of incapacity for work. / Photo: Fernando Gutierrez-Juarez/dpa-central image/dpa/symbol image

Per capita working time in Saxony down by 23 hours in 2022

The per capita working time in Saxony fell by almost one day last year. As the State Statistical Office announced on Thursday, the workload of an employed person in 2022 averaged 1350 hours - 23 hours less than the previous year. That put the 2022 figure below that of the first Corona year, 2020, wh ..