Press release: 12.292-132/20

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 25.6% in April 2020; January to April 2020 -11.6%

Vienna, 2020-07-30 – A total of 66 275 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (+0.8% compared to the previous year) turned over €87.7 bn (-11.6%) in the reporting period January to April 2020, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. The working-day adjusted turnover for industry and construction decreased by 11.9%. These figures coupled with a decreasing employment (963 309 persons, -3.0%). In April 2020 turnover decreased by 25.6% compared to the same month of the previous year.

At establishment level (66 840 establishments, +0.7%), sold production decreased by 11.8% (working-day adjusted: -12.1%) in comparison to previous year's level and amounted to €86.4 bn in nominal terms (employing 962 763 persons, -3.0%). With €73.2 bn in nominal terms, industrial production sold fell by 13.1% compared to the previous year. Compared with the same month last year (April 2019) sold production declined by 25.7% in industry and construction.

The 36 452 Austrian construction establishments (+1.4%) achieved a production sold of €13.2 bn in the reporting period January to April 2020. This corresponds to a decrease of 3.9% in nominal terms (working-day adjusted: -4.2%) compared to the previous year.

At the end of April 2020, Austrian construction companies (not including construction auxiliary trades) had orders booked totalling about €16.0 bn (-6.7% year-over-year).

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