Press release: 12.775-073/22
– The flash estimates for industry
and construction (ÖNACE B to F) by Statistics Austria for February 2022
show an increase of the turnover index (+40.3%), a moderate increase
of the index of persons employed (+0.8%) and as well of the index of
hours worked (+0.3%) compared to the same month of the previous year.
"Industry and construction in Austria picked
up speed again at the beginning of the year: In February 2022, turnover
was 42.1% higher than in the pre-crisis month of February 2019, this
was also partly due to price increases. The outbreak of the war in Ukraine
on 24 February, on the other hand, had hardly any impact on the February
results," says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
Considering the industrial and the construction sector
separately, the turnover index shows an increase in industry (+44.5%)
and a positive development in construction (+8.1%) compared to the same
month of the previous year. The index of hours worked decreased in industry
(-0.4%), in construction there was as slight increase (+2.6%). The index
of persons employed shows a slight rise in industry (+1.1%) and a small
positive development in construction (+0.1%).
In the reporting period December 2021,
a total of 82 305 enterprises in the entire industry
and construction sector turned over €36.2 bn (+37.5%). These
figures coupled with an increasing employment (978 897 persons, +2.4%).
With €29.7 bn in nominal terms, industrial
turnover increased by 43.3% in December 2021 compared to the previous
year's month. The 43 315 Austrian construction
enterprises achieved a turnover of €6.5 bn in December 2021. This corresponds
to an increase of 15.9% in nominal terms compared to the period of the
In the entire reporting year 2021,
turnover increased by 24.6% compared to the previous year and amounted
to €350.9 bn.
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