The world in figures

Text: Holger Fröhlich

Estimated number of Christians in China in millions: 100
Number of members of the Communist Party of China in 2015 in millions: 88.8

Number of annual public holidays in Nuremberg in Bavaria: 12
Number of annual public holidays in Munich in Bavaria: 13
Number of annual public holidays in Augsburg in Bavaria: 14

Percentage increase in magazine titles in Germany between 2000 and 2016: 36
Percentage decrease in journalists posts on magazines in Germany between 2000 and 2015: 32

Percentage share of campaign donations that the internal political action committee (PAC) of the employees of the US offshoot of the German chemical company BASF gave to Donald Trump: 72
Percentage share of campaign donations that the internal PAC of the employees of Bayer’s US offshoot gave to Trump: 80
Percentage share of campaign donations that the internal PAC of the employees of Deutsche Bank’s US offshoot gave to Trump: 86

The world’s six richest nations’ share of global gross domestic product, in percent: 56.5
The world’s six richest nations’ share of current refugees accepted, in percent: 8.9

Date of diploma from Istanbul’s Marmara University submitted by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: 1981
Year Istanbul’s Marmara University was founded: 1982

Number of German firms that did not comply with their obligation to publish their accounts in the German federal gazette by the due date in 2015: 190,000
Number of German firms that in 2015 did not publish their accounts in the German federal gazette even after imposition of fines: 55,000
Total of fines thereby incurred in millions of euros: 81.1

Proportion of romantic fiction in the US book market in per cent: 4.4
Proportion of romantic fiction in the US e-book market in per cent: 45

Average number of weeks an American had to work in 2011 to afford a one-carat diamond: 15.3
Average number of weeks an American had to work in 2016 to afford a one-carat diamond: 8.4

The year Ron Wayne sold his 10% share in Apple: 1976
The amount he received for it in dollars: 2,300
The average amount a 10% share in Apple would have been worth between 2011 and 2016 in dollars: 53,592,000,000

Percentage return on equity that the German firm European Homecare earned in 2014 from running refugee hostels: 111