Press release: 12.596-187/21
– The flash estimates for industry
and construction (ÖNACE B to F) by Statistics Austria for July 2021
show an increase of the turnover index (+16.8%), a moderate increase
of the index of persons employed (+1.0%) and an increase of the index
of hours worked (+1.7%) compared to the same month of the previous year.
"Austria's economic locomotives industry and
construction are still going strong, although with a little less drive
than lately. In July 2021, turnover was 10.0% above the pre-crisis level
of July 2019. The industry and construction sector has already left the
economic Corona crisis far behind," said Statistics Austria Director
General Tobias Thomas.
Considering the industrial and the construction sector
separately, the turnover index shows an increase in industry (+18.4%)
and a positive development in construction (+9.4%) compared to the same
month of the previous year. The index of hours worked increased in industry
(+1.9%) as well as in construction (+0.5%). The index of persons employed
shows a slight incline in industry (+0.5%) and a positive development
in construction (+2.5%).
In the reporting period May 2021,
a total of 75 662 enterprises in the entire industry
and construction sector turned over €26.7 bn (+36.4%). These
figures coupled with an increasing employment (1 005 916 persons, +3.0%).
With €21.8 bn in nominal terms, industrial
turnover increased by 40.0% in May 2021 compared to the previous year's
month. The 39 366 Austrian construction
enterprises achieved a turnover of €4.9 bn in May 2021. This corresponds
to an increase of 22.4% in nominal terms compared to the period of the
In the reference period January
to May 2021, turnover increased by 20.9% compared to the same
month of the previous year and amounted to €129.7 bn.
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