Facts and Figures

Here you will find statistical information on population, education, labor force, etc. and on the strength of Thuringia's economy.

Employment

Age structure of employees

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Employees

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Unemployed

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Economy

Thuringia boasts a much diversified industrial sector that ranges from the food to the automotive industry to high-tech industries such as biotechnology and opto-electronics. An efficient craft sector and the growing service sector are further powerful pillars of Thuringia’s economy.

For years, the processing industry have been the engine of economic growth. Its gross value added has increased by around 30% in the last ten years. The share of processing industry in the overall economic output of Thuringia is above the German national average.

61.5 Gross domestic product in billions of Euros (2020)
33.3 Sales (industry) in billions of Euros (2020)
34.8 Export rate in % (2020)

Exports

Thuringian exports reached a volume of 11,6 billion Euros in 2020.

Vehicle components were the products from the Free State with the highest demand, followed by goods from plastics, electrical devices, measurement, control and pharmaceutical technology. USA and Great Britain rank first and second in Thuringia’s export statistics followed by France, Hungary, Spain, Austria and China.

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Educational Institutions

Universities and numbers of students (winter semester 2020/2021)

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Universities of applied sciences and numbers of students (winter semester 2020/2021)

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

Schools (school year 2020/2021)

98 Vocational training schools
874 general education schools

school leavers

32.8 in % mit Abitur (2019/2020)
7.4 in % without graduation (2019/2020)

Source: Thuringian State Office for Statistics

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State Development Corporation of Thuringia
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Dept. Investment, International Business and Cluster Promotion

Mainzerhofstraße 12
99084 Erfurt
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Phone: +49 (0) 361 5603-450
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