Sustainable Development Gals
Total number of employed in the second quarter of 2021 amounted to 2 270 394 persons. Relative to the same quarter of the previous year, total registered employment increased by 3.3%, i.e. by 73 329 persons.
The sections of activity with the largest increase in the number of the employed are Manufacturing (growth of 21 451 persons), Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (growth of 16 805 persons), Information and communication (growth of 8 604 persons), Professional, scientific and technical activities (growth of 7 667 persons) and Construction (growth of 6 863 persons).
Number of live births in the Republic of Serbia in the period January-June 2021 amounted to 28 813. Compared with the same period of the previous year, when the number of live births was 29 314, noted was the decrease in live births by 501, i.e. 1,7%.
Number of deaths in the Republic of Serbia in the period January-June amounted to 65 817, and if related to the same period 2020, when it was 51 569, it recorded increase by 14 248, or 27,6%.
Average gross salaries and wages calculated for May 2021 amounted to 89 720 RSD, while average net salaries and wages amounted to 65 025 RSD.
In the period January - May 2021, average net salaries and wages increased by 8,5% in nominal terms and by 6,3% in real terms compared to the same period last year.
Median net salaries and wages for May 2021 amounted to 49 869 RSD, meaning that 50% of employees realised wages and salaries up to the mentioned amount.
The overall external trade in the Republic of Serbia for the period January - December 2020 amounted to:
- USD 45734.1 million - which was a decrease of 1.4% compared to the same period 2019;
- EUR 40012.1 million - which was a decrease of 3.4% compared to the same period 2019.
In May 2021, 2 001 building permits were issued, presenting the increase of 49.0% related to May 2020. Out of the total number of permits issued in May 2021, 80.5% related to buildings and 19.5% to civil engineering. When referring only to buildings, 74.5% related to residential buildings and 25.5% to non–residential ones, while regarding civil engineering, the largest number related to pipelines, communication and electric power lines (67.2%).
In the Republic of Serbia, in 2020, the procedure upon criminal reports was completed for 74 394 adult perpetrators of criminal offenses, which is by 20% less than in 2019.
The total number of crime reports against juvenile perpetrators of crimes in 2020 amounted to 2 524 and which is by 13% less if compared to 2019. The number of submitted motions for pronouncing criminal sanctions (1 750) less by 13%, and the number of minors sentenced to criminal sanctions (1 239) was also less by 26% in comparison to the previous year.
Prices of goods and services used for personal consumption in June 2021 in relation to May 2021 increased by 0.3% on average (index 100.3).