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The average annual inflation rate of consumer prices (CPI 2020) amounted to +2.8% in 2021. This was about twice as high as in the two years before (2020: +1.4%, +1.5%) and noticeably above 2018 (+2.0%) and 2017 (+2.1%). Sharply increased fuel prices exerted upward pressure on inflation dynamics in 2021, while 2020 had seen a strong decline in fuel prices. For this reason, expenditures for transport (+6.6% compared to 2020) proved to be the most important price driver. Expenditures for housing, water and energy (+3.6% compared to 2020) ranked second. During the course of 2021, inflation ranged between +0.8% and +4.3%.
According to preliminary results, a total of 1 726 persons died in the first calendar week of 2022 (3 to 9 January 2022), which is 127 fewer than in the previous week.
New passenger car registrations in 2021 27.2% below pre-crisis level; new registrations of alternatively powered passenger cars continue to rise strongly
239 803 new passenger cars were registered in 2021, 3.6% less compared to the previous year. This means that new passenger car registrations are 27.2% below the level of the pre-crisis year 2019 or at the lowest level in 37 years. The number of newly registered lorries increased by 56.2% to 62 561 in 2021. Tractors used for agriculture and forestry achieved an increase of 32.3% with 8 529 new registrations. Fewer new registrations were observed for two-wheelers, which declined by 2.9% to 44 747, after a significant increase in 2020.
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