Press release: 11.948-014/19

Turnover in industry and construction increased by 7.3% from January to October 2018

Vienna, 2019-01-30 – A total of 66 259 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (+0.6% compared to the previous year) turned over €243.9 bn (+7.3%) in the reporting period January to October 2018, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. Working-day adjusted, the turnover for industry and construction increased by 7.0%. These figures coupled with increasing employment (994 012 persons, +2.6%).

At establishment level (66 835 establishments, +0.6%), production sold increased by 7.4% (working-day adjusted: +7.1%) in comparison to previous year's level and amounted to €241.3 bn in nominal terms (employing 992 933 persons, +2.6%). Industrial production sold increased by 7.9%.

36 334 Austrian construction establishments (+1.4%) achieved a production sold of €39.5 bn in the reporting period January to October 2018. This corresponds to an increase of 4.7% in nominal terms (working-day adjusted: +4.5%) compared to the previous year.

At the end of October 2018, Austrian construction companies (not including construction auxiliary trades) had orders booked totalling about €16.6 bn (+23.2% year-over-year).

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