the increase in price-adjusted real wages have increased in Germany in the past year by one percent. Although the nominal wages were down three per cent year-on-year, as the Federal statistics office on the basis of preliminary results. However, the consumer prices increased in the same period by almost two percent. One reason for this rise in energy prices.

Inflation reached the highest value since the year 2012. At that time, the inflation rate was 2.0 percent. The inflation rate is an important indicator of economic development. Permanently low or even falling prices can result in companies and consumers, investment, to defer. On the other hand, rising prices, however, nominally rising salaries for workers are less noticeable, because of the increase in real wages is lower.

on average, the real wages increased in the last ten years, by 1.1 percent. In 2017, the increase had amounted to only 0.8 percent. Slightly, real wages fell in Germany in the year 2013.