Partner von
Partner von

The world in figures





Percentage of gross power generation from renewable sources in Hamburg in 2008: 17.0
Percentage of gross power generation from renewable sources in Hamburg in 2015: 6.3

Civil servants as a percentage of total workforce in Japan: 5.9
Civil servants as a percentage of total workforce in Germany: 10.6
Civil servants as a percentage of total workforce in the UK: 16.4
Civil servants as a percentage of total workforce in Denmark: 29.1

Increase in Amazon’s share price between initial public offering on 15 May 1997 and 15 May 2017, as percentage: 64,416
Increase in S&P-500 Index over the same period, as percentage: 174

Decrease in per capita GDP for Greece, excluding Athens, as percentage: 19.8
Decrease in per capita GDP for France, excluding Paris, as percentage: 14.8
Decrease in per capita GDP for Poland, excluding Warsaw, as percentage: 9.5
Increase in per capita GDP for Germany, excluding Berlin, as percentage: 0.2

Estimated value of food thrown away every year in China, in billions of US dollars: 32
Estimated value of food thrown away every year in USA, in billions of US dollars: 218

Carbon dioxide emissions of Liechtenstein in 2015, in tonnes: 207,700
Carbon dioxide emissions due to all Google queries in a single year, in tonnes: 658,650

Number of people charged with witchcraft between 1300 and 1850 in France, per 100,000 inhabitants: 23
Number of people charged with witchcraft between 1300 and 1850 in Germany, per 100,000 inhabitants: 137
Number of people charged with witchcraft between 1300 and 1850 in Scotland, per 100,000 inhabitants: 509
Number of people charged with witchcraft between 1300 and 1850 in Switzerland, per 100,000 inhabitants: 980


Percentage of companies in the USA that were less than 12 months old in 1980: 12.5
Percentage of companies in the USA that were less than 12 months old in 2015: 8.1

Minimum fine for manufacturing or importing plastic bags in Kenya, in US dollars: 19,000

Average delay of flights at China’s 13 largest airports, in minutes per flight: 43

Number of Starbucks outlets in the USA: 13,172
Number of gun shops in the USA: 64,693