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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

Press release no. 328 of 29. August 2019

WIESBADEN – The agreed wages in Germany are in the 2. Quarter of 2019 increased by an average of 3.8% over the prior-year quarter. Were taken into account tariff basic remuneration and collectively agreed Special payments as one-off payments, annual extra payments or tariff payments. As the Federal Statistical office (Destatis) further reports, was the increase, excluding special payments, in the 2. Quarter of 2019 compared to last year at 2.9 %. In the same period, consumer prices rose by 1.6 %.

In the development of agreed wages including special payments are large differences between the individual economic branches. Most of the collective wage earnings rose in the 2. Quarter of 2019, compared to the prior-year quarter, in the area of arts, entertainment and recreation ( 6.5 %), water supply and waste disposal ( 6.4%), and, in the case of the provision of other services ( 5.5 %) and in Public administration ( 5,3 %).

The reason for the above-average wage increases in these industries, especially a double-effect from the collective bargaining agreement of the public service of the Federation and the municipalities (TVöD) was. In addition to the in April of 2019, which entered into force the second stage increase in the amount of 3.09% for the first level increase from an average of 3,19 % had an impact here (see Press Release No. 465/18 from the 29.11.2018) on the year-on-year comparison, the in 3. Quarter of 2018 was paid off. In addition, in this economy, the payments from the collective bargaining agreement, branches made for the workers in the area of the countries (TV-L) is noticeable. This was taken out retroactively to January 2019, but it was only in the 2. Quarter of 2019 paid.

Above-average tariff and increased earnings in construction ( to 4.6 %). Here, the Collective were engaged in a one-time payment in the amount of 600 Euro, which was paid off in June 2019. Significantly lower the collective wage earnings rose in the Manufacturing sector ( 1.7 %) and in trade ( by 1.3 %).

Further Information

Detailed data for tariff development in selected sectors of the economy provides the Fachserie 16, series 4.3 (Collective index). The publication of “Long range” provides additional details to the tariff hourly earnings with and without special payments in the total economy divided by service group and sex. The full quarterly and annual results can be earnings in the GENESIS–Online database through the tables, “a quarterly Index of the Collective” (62221-0001) and (62221-0002) be retrieved, the results of the monthly Index of agreed wages on the table “A monthly Index of agreed wages (62231-0001)“. An Overview of office graph on the current wage settlements and a compilation of selected opening clauses in the first and second half of 2018 contains Fachserie 16, Reihe 4 (Standard wage).

Index of contractual monthly earnings with and without special payments
Year/Quarter
Change compared to previous year period in %
with special payments
without special payments
2013
The 2.4
2,5
2014
3,3
3,0
2015
2,0
The 2.4
2016
2,1
2,1
2017
2,5
2,8
2018
2,9
2,6
2014
1. Quarter
2,3
2,3
2. Quarter
2,6
2,8
3. Quarter
3,6
2,7
4. Quarter
3,0
2,8
2015
1. Quarter
3,0
2,5
2. Quarter
3,0
3,2
3. Quarter
2,3
2,8
4. Quarter
1,4
2,5
2016
1. Quarter
2,1
The 2.4
2. Quarter
1,3
1,6
3. Quarter
2,6
1,9
4. Quarter
2,3
2,3
2017
1. Quarter
2,9
2,9
2. Quarter
3,8
3,4
3. Quarter
1,9
2,8
4. Quarter
1,5
The 2.4
2018
1. Quarter
2,5
2,3
2. Quarter
2,0
2,2
3. Quarter
3,7
2,7
4. Quarter
3,3
3,2
2019
1. Quarter
2,6
2,7
2. Quarter
3,8
2,9
Index of contractual monthly earnings with and without special payments in 2. Quarter of 2019, according to industries
Sectors of the economyOne
Change from previous year quartalin %
with special payments
without special payments
1 classification of economic activities
Total economic
3,8
2,9
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
5,4
3,8
Manufacturing
2,3
1,8
Mining and quarrying
2,8
2,7
Manufacturing
1,7
1,1
Power supply
4,2
4,6
Water supply and disposal
6,4
6,1
Construction
4,6
3,3
Services
4,3
3,3
Trade, maintenance and repair of Motor vehicles
1,3
1,2
Transport and storage
3,4
3,1
Hospitality
2,8
3,0
Information and communication
The 2.4
2,3
Financial and insurance services
2,9
3,0
Property and housing
3,3
2,9
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3,6
3,1
Other economic services
2,9
2,9
Public Administration, Defence

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