Press release: 12.120-186/19

More than one million employees in industry and construction in July 2019

Vienna, 2019-10-30 – A total of 65 822 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (-0.3% compared to the previous year) turned over €175.4 bn (+5.5%) in the reporting period January to July 2019, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. The working-day adjusted turnover for industry and construction also increased by 5.5%. These figures coupled with increasing employment (1 015 391 persons, +1.8%).

At establishment level (66 397 establishments, -0.3%), production sold increased by 5.3% (working-day adjusted: also +5.3%) in comparison to previous year's level and amounted to €173.0 bn in nominal terms (employing 1°014 273 persons, +1.8%). Industrial production sold increased by 4.5%.

36 061 Austrian construction establishments (-0.1%) achieved a production sold of €27.8 bn in the reporting period January to July 2019. This corresponds to an increase of 9.3% in nominal terms (working-day adjusted: also +9.3%) compared to the previous year.

At the end of July 2019, Austrian construction companies (not including construction auxiliary trades) had orders booked totalling about €16.7 bn (+6.2% year-over-year).

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