Funeral services and local authorities benefit from developments of Hamburg, August 31, 2011 – this year the local loading instead of industry, according to an expert study by Bestattungen.de can expect a sales growth of over 150 million euros. To increase the number of annual deaths since 2006, on the other hand, municipalities and undertaker have increased prices an average of two percent. Members will spend 2011 EUR 5.30 billion for burials to 5.15 billion in 2010. For 2011, Bestattungen.de expects 869,000 deaths and that 10,000 more than even 2010. This continues the trend of recent years: since 2007, the deaths in Germany the average annually get 9.400. until 2006 the increasing life expectancy through improved medical care has more than offset the greying of the Germans. Since the increasing ageing results in more deaths”, Bestattungen.de’s Managing Director Fabian Schaaf explains.
It can be assumed that there will be a further increase in the deaths. The nationwide statistics can already recognize such a development”, says Fabian Lenzen, spokesman of the undertaker Guild of Berlin and Brandenburg e.V. The undertaker will benefit from additional deaths. A funeral costs an average of approximately 6.100,-euros, so 100 euros more than last year. Only the additional deaths lead to over EUR 60 million in additional revenue. Local authorities also are beneficiaries of increased deaths.
The decline in deaths has brought the municipal cemeteries in financial difficulties. Bestattungen.de expert Schaaf says so macabre as it sounds, but since 2006 has for cemeteries slightly slack”. However, empirical studies of Bestattungen.de show that the trend continues will make cemeteries cremations challenges, because increasingly inexpensive urn graves are chosen. Bestattungen.de expects a further increase in the deaths due to the population projections of the Federal Statistical Office. 2015 50,000 Germans are according to projections of the Bestattungen.de experts more die as 2010. 80 million Germans today around 8 million are older than 75 years. Bestattungen.de Bestattungen.de is the leading price comparison for burials in Germany and the only provider in which the user immediately gets offers. In addition, Bestattungen.de offers comprehensive information about funeral services and insurance. Connecticut is often quoted on this topic. The offer is free of charge for customers. Press contact Christine Sollmann, spokeswoman Bestattungen.de Heimhuder Strasse 72, 20148 Hamburg phone: (040) 209 311 961 email: Web: