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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

Press release no. N 030 of 22. June 2020

WIESBADEN – in The event the prohibition is relaxed in Germany increasingly, however, large events may continue to take place, the spread of the Coronavirus curb. At Events with a lot of audiences such as Festivals, theatre or cinema, many economy branches, whether in the planning, implementation or hosting. As the Federal Statistical office (Destatis) on the Basis of the VAT communicates progress reports, generated alone to Theater, concert and Opera organizers in the year 2018 a turnover of 8.8 billion euros.

The arts and entertainment industry as a whole, which includes, in addition to artistic and cultural facilities services to the Sport, achieved in 2018, with a turnover of 45.2 billion euros. In the year 2017, this area had a share of 1.4 % of gross value added in Germany. For comparison: The share of the automotive industry for the same period stood at 4.7 %.

Major events: field of activity for many sectors of the economy

The ban for large events caterers are affected, which contributed least of about 9.5 billion euros in sales to the economic performance. Trade fair, exhibition and Congress organizers generated in 2018, with a turnover of 6.5 billion euros. At Nightclubs, there were nearly 634 million euros in sales.

Turnover in selected sectors of the economy, 2018
Economic breakdown
Taxable Companies
SalesOne in 1 000 Euro
The shown here, turnover includes only the goods and other services. The intra-community acquisitions are not shown.
Theatre, concert and Opera organizers, artists and other
59 619
8 810 799
Performing Arts
15 250
1 714 219
of which:
Theatre ensemble
93 020
Ballet groups, orchestras, bands and choirs
1 568
226 901
Self-employed Artist/interior, circus groups
125 823
Self-employed stage, Film, radio, artists, and other
12 792
1 268 475
Operation of cultural and entertainment facilities
1 621
2 852 261
of which:
Theatre and concert organisers
1 269
2 215 693
Opera and theatre houses, concert halls, and other
541 613
Music halls and cabarets
94 956
Cinema, Film, TV
8 875
10 557 762
The production of Film, television, program, rental, sales

Methodological note:The results are based on the turnover tax statistics (advance reservations). In this only company to be recognized, the need to submit a tax return. Of which enterprises are exempt, with an annual turnover of up to 17 500 € and those that have not paid in the previous year, more than 1 000 € VAT. Not a company, the tax working almost entirely free revenue with no tax burden are also recorded.

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