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The world in figures



German influencer Dagi Bee’s Instagram following in June 2018, in millions: 5.3
German influencer Dagi Bee’s dog’s Instagram following in June 2018, in millions: 1.1
German Free Democratic party MP Christian Lindner’s Instagram followers, in June 2018, in millions: 0.06

Number of journalists who went to Singapore for the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un: at least 3,000
Number of journalists accredited by the US side at this meeting: 7

Online book sales in Germany, as a percentage of the total: 18.8
Bookshop book sales in Germany, as a percentage of the total: 47.1
Bookshops in Germany that together account for more than two-thirds of the sector’s turnover, as a percentage: 10

Number of police officers injured on duty in Austria according to the populist Kronen Zeitung, 4 May 2018: nearly 38,000
Total number of police officers in Austria in 2017: 29,028

Percentage of fish in products sold in Germany as "fish fingers": 65
Percentage of fish in products sold in Germany as "battered fish pieces": 40

Percentage of the global supply of lithium-ion batteries that were installed in electric vehicles
... in 2014: 25
... in 2016: 50
... in 2017: 70

Value of banknotes exported from Latvia since 2015: €750m (£667m)
Number of employees in Latvia’s anti-money laundering agency: 34
Average number of people convicted annually by Latvia for breaches of anti-money laundering laws: 10

Bank transactions deemed suspicious between 1991 and 2004 ...
… that resulted in investigation in Switzerland, as a percentage: 60
… that resulted in investigation in the EU, as a percentage: 10
… that resulted in investigation in Latvia, as a percentage: 1

Number of people who applied for asylum in Germany in 2017, per 1,000 inhabitants: 2.7
Number of people on 30 June 2018 who said they would vote for the German rightwing Alternative für Deutschland party, per 1,000 inhabitants: 150

Annual salary of the former White House member of staff whose job was to stick together documents torn up by President Donald Trump: $65,969 (£50,335)

Sources: Instagram; The Straits Times, Politico; EHI Retail Institute; The Economist; Kronen-Zeitung, Die Presse; Royal Society of Chemistry, Bloomberg; Süddeutsche Zeitung, Deutsche Lebensmittelbuch-Kommission; Handelsblatt, Reuters; Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Forsa Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und Statistische Analysen