Berlin (dpa) - The reserve of the German pension insurance has risen to a new record. At the end of 2018 it was 38.2 billion euros, at the end of 2019 it was 40.5 billion euros according to preliminary results. As in the previous year, the sustainability reserve corresponds to 1.79 monthly expenses. Statutory pension insurance revenues from contributions from employment rose by 4.5 percent last year - to around EUR 222 billion.