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In March 2018, the consumer price index, calculated by STATEC, shows a monthly increase of 0.16%. This movement is mainly explained by a new rise in prices of oil products, up by 2.4% in one month. Prices excluding oil products rose by 0.05%.
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During the year 2018, the population of the Grand Duchy increased by 11,889 persons, so that as of 1 January 2019, 613,894 inhabitants reside in Luxembourg. This continuous increase in the population is mainly due to net immigration. 47% of the inhabitants of the country do not have Luxembourg nationality.
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The current account showed a surplus of 2.8 billion euros in 2018, an increase of 2.5% compared to 2017.
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Moderate growth in late 2018
27-03-2019 | STATEC

The end of 2018 saw modest GDP growth, limited mainly by falling results in the financial sector. Growth was close to 3% over past year as a whole, marked notably by strong consumer spending.
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With 39 EUR, the average hourly labour cost remains high in Luxembourg compared to the European average (26 EUR) and that of the Euro zone (30 EUR). This results from Luxembourg's employment structure, which is more focused on high value-added services.
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This increase in the forth quarter is due to job creation in construction activities, as well as in specialised activities and support services.
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The GDP in volume increased by +1.7% during the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same quarter in 2017, and by 0.3% compared to the previous quarter.
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It was 242.8 liters per day in 2010, compared to 200.5 liters in 2017. On the occasion of the World Water Day, celebrated on March 22, STATEC presents the results of its pilot project dedicated to the Water accounts.
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This represents a decrease of 1,134 people. The unemployment rate is 5.2% in February 2019.
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Durée de travail HP

The actual working time is 1700 hours per year. In slight decline after the crisis, this number of hours has almost returned to the level of 2008. The actual working hours in the Grand Duchy correspond to the average of the European Union, while they are significantly higher than those of the neighbouring countries and bordering regions.
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At the beginning of each European semester, STATEC publishes medium-term projections for the next 5 years. This set of figures feeds in particular the work of the National Economic and Financial Committee (CEFN) for the establishment of the Stability Program (SGP). For 2019, STATEC maintains its growth forecast of 3% for real GDP. After a rebound in 2020, growth would gradually return to its potential rate, which STATEC is currently estimating at just under 3%.
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Femmes HP

Women in Luxembourg give birth to their first child at the age of 31. Their life expectancy is 84 years. 54% of the women were born in the Grand Duchy and their monthly expenses amount to 3,500 euros per month. These are data published by STATEC on the occasion of the International Day for Women's Rights on 8 March.
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Following the monthly decrease in January due to winter sales, the consumer price index is increasing by 1.5% in February. However, when neutralizing the effect of higher prices due to the end of the winter sales period, the index still increases by 0.2% compared to the previous month. This movement is mainly explained by a new rise in prices of oil products. The annual inflation rate is increasing to reach 2.1% in February.
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In 2018, 26.3% of Luxembourg households say they are having trouble making ends meet. This figure is down 2 points from 2017 and is almost identical to that of 2015. For 69.2% of households who report having difficulty making ends meet, the financial burden of housing is perceived as important.
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