What’s makes Christmas a success? If you believe the statistics, gifts in value of almost 500 euros, in any case, a Nordmann fir as a Christmas tree, tons of goose meat, kilometers-long traffic jams on the highway and rides in overcrowded trains. We show the most important key figures.

© 27000000 fir trees
be sold, according to the national Association of Christmas tree growers this year.

The German Association of Christmas tree growers is expecting 27 million-selling Christmas trees this year, as in the previous year. A Meter Nordmann fir, the favorite fir the German, will cost between 18 to 24 Euro. The producer must wait a long time: on average, it takes from seed to harvest in about twelve years. The blue spruce with its green to steel blue needles is the second most popular Christmas tree, and only then are other varieties, such as the Nobilis fir, Norway Spruce or the mountain and black pines. Incidentally, there is a dispute about where the first Christmas tree was set up. The Latvians declare this claim and claim that the first Christmas tree had stood in 1510 in Riga, the Estonians, however, is to have done a few decades earlier in Tallinn. It is, however, that the Christmas tree in Germany only towards the end of the 19th century. Century could enforce.

© 472 euros for Christmas gifts
the Germans, according to a study this year on the average.

According to a study by the Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management in Essen, German in this year, average of 472 euros for Christmas gifts and six euros more than in the previous year. Were surveyed more than 55,000 people to their purchase intentions. However, the expenses depend, of course, from the income. While the high earners invest larger sums, each of the Second well 300 Euro. Recommendations from friends or Acquaintances are the most important sources of information for the gifts. It is also interesting: Younger buy gifts for short-term as Older.

© 100300000000 euros in sales
will make the German retail sector in November and December, according to a forecast.

100,3 billion in revenue, is to make the German retail sector in November and December, according to a forecast by the trade Association Germany (HDE). It is two per cent more sales than last year. The trade assumes that, due to the continued good economic activity and strong wage increases this year for the first time, the 100-billion-Euro mark cracked. Also, online sales are expected to grow, according to the HDE for the Christmas season, to ten percent to 53.3 billion. The most popular gifts in total are coupons, they make up half. Place cosmetics and toiletries, followed by books and stationery.

© 1144000 kilowatt-hours
consumed by the Germans on Christmas eve of 2017.

1.144 million kilowatt hours consumed by the Germans according to the German Association of energy and water economy, on Christmas eve of 2017. This is significantly less than a working day, and in the Winter. 22. February 2017, for example, there were 1.584 million kilowatt-hours. The Christmas holidays include new year’s day, Easter, and Pentecost to the days of weak Consumption. Industrial, commercial, and retail use on holidays only little power. Thus, they are comparable to a Sunday in June 2017, the kilowatt-hours totaled 1.011 million.

© 800000 people
have driven in the last year before the holidays by train.

20 percent more passengers to travel in the cut before the holidays by train. Last year there were 800,000 people. The average is otherwise in the case of 300,000 to 350,000 passengers per day. To the high volume of traffic, the railway is preparing with extra staff and relief trains. This year, night falls Holy on a Monday, so the Friday and Saturday are in demand as travel days, especially before. The railway advises travelers that can plan their travel in a flexible, on a different day. In order to create space in the train, the train is also a Luggage service. Customers can leave your bags, bikes, sports equipment and wheelchairs from the house to transport the house.

© 19 kilometers of traffic jams
of the traffic club on Christmas eve was one of last year.

The Christmas day is the quietest time of the year, in terms of congestion there is on the part of the ADAC. Only 19 kilometres of the traffic club on Christmas eve was one of last year. Stressful it was, however, two days earlier: 4.055 kilometres of traffic jam, it was on the Friday before Christmas eve last year. Anyone who thinks a lot, is mistaken, however: The dam rich day of 2017, the 24. In may, the Wednesday before ascension. There was 9.993 kilometers of traffic jams on German motorways. For this year, the ADAC expects that it will also be on Friday, especially on the streets. Saturday, however, it should be quiet. Nevertheless, the motorists should have patience.

© 28700 tons of goose meat
have consumed the German 2017.

Almost 29,000 tonnes of goose meat consumption of the Germans in 2017, according to the Central Association of the German poultry industry. The consumers buy more than 90 percent of the goose meat in the fourth quarter, in particular, between Martinmas and Christmas. Geese are a seasonal food. However, not everyone prepares a roast Goose at home. A large part of the consumption is accounted for by the restaurants, the goose meat to the end of the year, plays a large role, it is the Association. In 2017, the price stood at an average of 13,31 Euro per Kilo of goose. For a Biogans the consumer had to pay between 15.50 and EUR 19.90 per Kilo.