Press release: 12.623-214/21
– The flash estimates for industry
and construction (ÖNACE B to F) by Statistics Austria for August 2021
show an increase of the turnover index (+24.6%), a moderate increase
of the index of persons employed (+1.1%) and an increase of the index
of hours worked (+5.0%) compared to the same month of the previous year.
"The rapid ride of Austria's economic locomotives,
industry and construction, continues. Turnover in August 2021 was 24.6%
above the same month last year and 17.4% above the pre-crisis level
of August 2019. For the industry and construction sector, the economic
Corona crisis is thus moving further and further away," said Statistics Austria
Director General Tobias Thomas.
Considering the industrial and the construction sector
separately, the turnover index shows an increase in industry (+26.3%)
and a positive development in construction (+17.2%) compared to the
same month of the previous year. The index of hours worked increased
in industry (+5.5%) as well as in construction (+3.7%). The index of
persons employed shows a slight rise in industry (+0.7%) and a positive
development in construction (+2.5%).
In the reporting period June 2021,
a total of 75 806 enterprises in the entire industry
and construction sector turned over €29.2 bn (+29.2%). These
figures coupled with an increasing employment (1 010 005 persons, +2.2%).
With €23.8 bn in nominal terms, industrial
turnover increased by 31.7% in June 2021 compared to the previous year's
month. The 39 468 Austrian construction
enterprises achieved a turnover of €5.4 bn in June 2021. This corresponds
to an increase of 19.2% in nominal terms compared to the period of the
In the first half of 2021,
turnover increased by 22.3% compared to the same month of the previous
year and amounted to €158.8 bn.
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