Press release: 12.014-080/19

Turnover in industry and construction increased by 9.0% in January 2019

Vienna, 2019-05-02 – A total of 65 759 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (+1.4% compared to the previous year) turned over €23.3 bn (+9.0%) in January 2019, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. Working-day adjusted, the turnover for industry and construction increased by 9.7%. These figures coupled with increasing employment (934 988 persons, +2.6%).

At establishment level (66 336 establishments, +1.3%), production sold increased by 9.3% (working-day adjusted: +10.1%) in comparison to previous year's level and amounted to €23.2 bn in nominal terms (employing 934 156 persons, +2.6%). Industrial production sold increased by 9.3%.

35 876 Austrian construction establishments (+1.7%) achieved a production sold of €2.7 bn in the reporting period January 2019. This corresponds to an increase of 9.2% in nominal terms (working-day adjusted: +9.5%) compared to the previous year.

At the end of January 2019, Austrian construction companies (not including construction auxiliary trades) had orders booked totalling about €16.1 bn (+23.1% year-over-year).

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