The development of the German vocational education and training system and more specifically of the dual system relies on regular data collection. Statistical analysis and surveys are continuously informing policy decisions and supporting practices. Traditional aspects of apprenticeship in terms of indicators on apprentices, companies or occupations are provided in this document. The report delivers in-depth data on matching relationship between training system and labour market needs and oversights on future shortages of skilled workers in Germany. It is also a selection of the most relevant and actual data on the German Vocational Education and Training system.