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The world in figures





Percentage of people in Germany who say their family members were …
... perpetrators during the second world war: 18
... victims during the second world war: 54

Number of organ donors in Spain, per million inhabitants: 47
Number of organ donors in the USA, per million inhabitants: 32
Number of organ donors in Germany, per million inhabitants: 9.7

Membership of the football club SC Freiburg: 14,000
Membership of the Freiburg division of the German Alpine Club: 14,424

Percentage of viewers of the German children’s TV show Das Sandmännchen (Little Sandman) on the Children’s Channel who are children: 48
Percentage of viewers of Das Sandmännchen on the Children’s Channel who are aged over 50: 8
Percentage of viewers of Das Sandmännchen on German regional television who are children: 3
Percentage of viewers of Das Sandmännchen on German regional television who are aged over 50: 84

US retail sales in 2017, in billions of dollars: 3.3
Percentage of US retail sales in 2017 attributable to online retailers: 16.6
Percentage of US online retail sales in 2017 attributable to Amazon: 19.4

Profits of Chinese state-owned companies in 2017, in billions of euros: 366
GDP of Iran in 2016, in billions of euros: 367

Sales of recordable CDs and DVDs in Germany in 2005, in millions of euros: 461
Sales of recordable CDs and DVDs in Germany in 2016, in millions of euros: 52
The year that German copyright authorities agreed payments by manufacturers of recordable CDs and DVDs after 10 years of lawsuits: 2017

Value of the 10 most expensive football player transfers worldwide, in millions of euros: 787
Value of the 10 most expensive football goalkeeper transfers, in millions of euros: 125

Percentage of people in Germany who would like to live for ever
... among under 30s: 34
... among over 60s: 14

Sources: Universität Bielefeld, Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft; International Registry on Organ Donation and Transplantation, Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation, United Network for Organ Sharing, Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation; SC Freiburg, Deutscher Alpenverein; »Meedia«; »The Atlas«, Amazon, National Retail Federation, Sentieo; Ergo; Caixin, IMF; Informationskreis Aufnahme-Medien, GfK; gfu; Bundesverband Technik des Einzelhandels; Transfermarkt