Companies in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate have managed the crisis better than most other German federal states, with their profits dropping by 16 percent. Only companies in Schleswig-Holstein (12 percent), Brandenburg (13 percent) and Thuringia (14 percent) did even better. At the tail end are Saarland (22 percent) and Saxony-Anhalt (25 percent). However, contentment with governmental policies in the southwest is only ranked in the middle compared to the rest of Germany.
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