Tourism as an Economic Factor in NRW

DIW Econ has, for the first time comprehensively examined the economic significance of the tourism industry in North Rhine-Westphalia based on internationally comparable calculation standards.

The study, which was conducted in cooperation with the Institute for Management and Tourism (IMT) of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences, concludes that total tourism consumption in NRW amounted to 41.1 billion euros in 2013.

The economic significance of the wind energy sector

Onshore wind energy in the federal states of Bremen and Lower Saxony is a job engine and an essential economic factor.

The study concludes that the industry now employs over 20,000 people and generates gross value added of over 3 billion euros per year. This means that the wind energy sector is about as large as agriculture and forestry.