Data on the economic and social impact of the corona pandemic

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Reliable information, as provided by official statistics, is particularly important in the current situation. On this dedicated page, you will find a continuously updated collection of current results and infographicss that illustrate the social and economic situation in Austria.

COVID-19 prevalence studies

COVID-19 prevalence study: maximum 0.15% of Austrian population infected with SARS-CoV-2 (press release)

COVID-19 prevalence in May 2020 low, work situation of employed persons normalises (press release)

SARS-CoV-2 infected people 21 –24 April 2020 (infographics, only available in German)

Well-being and fears of the population in the Corona crisis (infographics, only available in German)

Report COVID-19 prevalence study April 2020 (PDF, 3 MB, only available in German)

Population

Persons aged 65 and over

Population aged 65 years and older by municipalities (STATatlas)

Average Age by Municipalities (STATatlas)

Population by age and sex (webpage)

Care services

Federal long-term care allowance (webpage)

Care services and people living in nursing homes (webpage)

Persons living in retirement homes by sex and age (infographics, only available in German)

Living arrangements

Families by type of family and number of children (XSLX, in German)

Single-parent households (German press release; table 1)

Average household size (XSLX)

People aged 65 and older living alone (infographics, only available in German)

Weekly deaths

Deaths of older people above average from 16 March to 5 April 2020 (press release)

Deaths in Austria since 2000 by calendar week (Open Data)

Deaths 2000 to 2020 by calendar weeks (infographics 10.9.2020, only available in German)

People died with main residence in homes for the elderly and disabled (XLSX, table only available in German)

Health

About 4% of deaths in March and April 2020 due to COVID-19 (press release)

Intensive care beds per 100 000 of the population (infographics, only available in German)

Economic Monitor

World Statistics Day 2020: new Economic Monitor provides overview of economic development in Austria (press release)

Economic Monitor (interactive tool)

Labour market

Labour market data March 2020 (press release)

Labour market data April 2020 (press release)

Labour market data May 2020 (press release)

Labour market data June 2020 (press release)

Austrian labour market during the corona crisis: 3% fewer employees in the second quarter 2020, working hours gradually normalising in June (press release)

First effects of the corona crisis on the labour market (report, only available in German)

Women and men in systemically relevant occupations and their income (infographics, only available in German)

Weekly working time in April 2020 (infographics, only available in German)

Education

Child care facilities (webpage)

Number of children in child care facilities (infographics, only available in German)

School attendance (webpage)

Pupils in transfer classes (infographics, only available in German)

Pupils in their last year of high school (infographics, only available in German)

University students (webpage)

Information and communication technology (ICT) 

Corona crisis boosts Internet telephony (press release)

More and more enterprises use cloud services (press release)

Gross domestic product (GDP) 

Austrian economy dropped by 12.1% in the second quarter of 2020, growth in 2019 at 1.4% (press release)

Public finance

Quarterly government debt at the end of March 2020 rose by €8.7 bn compared to the end of 2019 (press release)

Public Finances at mid-year 2020: government deficit at 9.4% of GDP, government debt at 82.6% (press release)

Tourism

Decreases in current tourism winter season 2019/20 due to lockdown in March (press release)

Austrian summer tourism largely depends on German and Austrian guests (press release)

Tourism March 2020 vs. March 2019 (infographics, only available in German)

Tourism summer season 2020 started in May with a 90% decrease in overnight stays compared to the same month last year (press release)

Tourism summer season 2020: number of nights spent in June decreased by 59% (press release)

Half time tourism summer season 2020: 21.5 million nights spent (-44.6%); resident guests cushion decline in July (-17.4%) significantly (press release)

Nights spent in August 2020 down by 11.2% year on year; nearly a quarter more nights spent by resident guests (press release)

Holiday trips of Austrians dropped by almost half in the first six months of 2020 (press release)

Retail trade

Retail sales: March 2020 vs. March 2019 (infographics, only available in German)

Turnover of Austrian retail trade decreased by 12.9% in March 2020; -29.0% in the non-food area (press release)

Decline in turnover for service enterprises (-5.5%) and trade (-4.1%) in the first quarter of 2020 (press release)

Turnover in Austrian retail sector decreased by 1.9% in the first half of 2020 (press release)

Considerable decrease of turnover in services by 27.9% in the second quarter of 2020 (press release)

Hours worked in trade and services decreased in the first half of 2020 (press release)

Prices

Consumer Prices

Inflation decreased to 1.5% in April 2020 (HICP: 1.5%) (press release)

Inflation decreased to 0.7% in May 2020 (HICP: 0.6%) (press release)

Inflation increased to 1.1% in June 2020 (HICP: 1.1%) (press release)

Inflation increased to 1.7% in July 2020 (HICP: 1.8%) (press release)

Inflation decreased to 1.4% in August 2020 (HICP: 1.4%) (press release)

Inflation increased to 1.5% in September 2020 (HICP: 1.3%) (press release)

Wholesale prices

Wholesale price index decreased by 6.9% in April 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 7.9% in May 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 5.1% in June 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 4.6% in July 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 4.0% in August 2020 (press release)

Wholesale price index decreased by 5.0% in September 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices

Industrial producer prices fell by 2.4% in April 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices went down by 2.7% in May 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices declined by 2.1% in June 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices fell by 2.1% in July 2020 (press release)

Industrial producer prices fell by 1.9% in August 2020 (press release)

Foreign trade

Foreign trade January to February 2020: decrease in imports (-6.3%) and exports (-4.9%) (press release)

Foreign trade January to March 2020: decrease in imports (-6.8%) and exports (-5.0%) (press release)

Foreign trade January to April 2020: decrease in imports (-11.3%) and exports (-9.3%) (press release)

Foreign trade January to May 2020: decrease in imports (-14.3%) and exports (-12.9%) (press release)

Foreign trade shows first possible signs of recovery: imports and exports in June 2020 each sunk by around 5% (press release)

Foreign trade July 2020: exports declined by 6.1%, imports by 15.5% (press release)

Industry and Construction

Short term statistics – industry and construction

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 4.9% in January 2020; construction +5.3% (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020; construction +3.4% (press release)

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

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 23.5% in May 2020; January to May 2020 -14.0% (press release)

Turnover in industry and construction decreased by 7.3% in June 2020; flash estimates for August 2020 show further year-on-year declines in industry (press release)

Flash estimates – industry and construction

Flash estimates for June 2020: further declines in industry, recovery in construction (press release)

Flash estimates for July 2020 show further year-on-year declines in industry (press release)

Production index

Production index in February 2020 decreased by 2.3% compared to February 2019 (press release)

Production index in April 2020 decreased by 21.4% compared to April 2019 (press release)

Production index in May 2020 fell by 13.5% compared to May 2019 (press release)

Production index declined by 10.3% in June 2020 (press release)

Production index in July 2020 declined by 4.4% compared to July 2019 (press release)

Construction costs

Construction costs for roads and bridges again decreased in April 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs in almost all construction branches in May 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for almost all construction branches in June 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for road and bridge construction in July 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for road and bridge construction in August 2020 (press release)

Decreasing costs for road and bridge construction in September 2020 (press release)

Construction output price index

Construction output price index second quarter 2020: increasing prices in all construction branches (press release)

Agriculture

Crop production in the 2018/19 agricultural year slightly decreased (press release)

Transport

Aviation

Commercial aviation 2019: passenger volume increased by 14.1% compared to 2018 (press release)

Interactive map on commercial aviation (STATatlas)

Nearly 80% less airline passengers in July and August 2020 (press release)

Passenger cars - new registrations

Almost one third fewer one-day registrations of passenger cars in the first quarter of 2020 (press release)

Passenger car registrations fell by two thirds in April 2020 (press release)

New passenger car registrations down by one third in May 2020, nearly a quarter less new motor vehicle registrations (press release)

New passenger car registrations decreased by more than one third in the first half-year 2020 (press release)

One-day registrations of passenger cars dropped by 39.4% in the first half of 2020 (press release)

30.1% decrease in new passenger car registrations in August 2020 (press release)

September is first month of 2020 with growth in new car registrations (+5.3%) (press release)

More than one third fewer one-day registrations of passenger cars in the period January to September 2020 (press release)

Passenger cars – used registrations

Registrations of used passenger cars decreased by 48.7% in March 2020 (press release)

Registrations of used passenger cars decreased by 11.5% in the first half year of 2020 (press release)

Fewer new registrations in July 2020: motor vehicles -13.2%; passenger cars -21.1% (press release)

Used passenger car registrations declined by 4.0% from January to September 2020 (press release)

Road freight transport

Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises declined by almost 15% in the second quarter of 2020 (press release)

Freight transport on rail and Danube

Transport volume by rail fell by almost 20% in the second quarter of 2020; transport volume on the Danube decreased only slightly (press release)