Press release: 12.162-002/20

Turnover in industry and construction increased by 3.3% in the first three quarters 2019

Vienna, 2020-01-02 – A total of 66 020 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (+0.6% compared to the previous year) turned over €223.7 bn (+3.3%) in the reporting period January to September 2019, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. The working-day adjusted turnover for industry and construction increased by 3.4%. These figures coupled with increasing employment (1°009 801 persons, +1.6%).

At establishment level (66 593 establishments, +0.6%), production sold increased by 3.0% (working-day adjusted: also +3.0%) in comparison to previous year's level and amounted to €220.7 bn in nominal terms (employing 1°008 813 persons, +1.6%). Industrial production sold increased by 2.2%.

36 232 Austrian construction establishments (+0.9%) achieved a production sold of €37.2 bn in the reporting period January to September 2019. This corresponds to an increase of 6.8% in nominal terms (working-day adjusted: also +6.8%) compared to the previous year.

At the end of September 2019, Austrian construction companies (not including construction auxiliary trades) had orders booked totalling about €16.5 bn (+5.2% year-over-year).

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