News Digest Item
21 Dec 2017

2016 turnover in energy, water and waste management industry declined 9.8 percent on 2015


The turnover of enterprises with 20 or more persons employed in the energy, water, and waste management industries amounted to 510.1 billion euros in 2016, a decrease of 9.8 percent compared with 2015, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said in a press release. The turnover declined for the fourth year in a row, due in part to the decrease in electricity and gas prices. In the same period, however, the number of persons employed was up 2.1 percent to nearly 437,000, writes Destatis.

Find the press release in English here, and a longer version in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossiers Utilities and the energy transition and The energy transition's effect on jobs and business.

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