Statistische Nachrichten - Summaries October 2019
- Non-standard Employment - Corrigendum
- Index of Agreed Minimum Wages
- Child and Youth Welfare 2018
- Foreign Trade January to June 2019 with special topic
- Livestock Survey 1 June 2019
- CPI August 2019
- EGSS 2014
Non-standard Employment - Corrigendum
Corrigendum of table 2 of the article „Income and Non-standard Employment in 2018” issued in September 9/2019. The table column for „Leih- und Zeitarbeit“ and „Freier Dienstvertrag“ have been swapped by mistake.
Index of Agreed Minimum Wages
Revision and coverage rate of collective agreements
The new “Index of Agreed Minimum Wages 16” rose
from 2016 (base year) to 2018 by 4.2% on annual average. The highest
increase of minimum wages in this period had the blue-collar workers
Child and Youth Welfare 2018
In 2018, a total of 36 255 children and adolescents received educational support while they remained in their families (“Unterstützung der Erziehung”), whereas 13 325 minors were in residential care or lived in foster families (“Volle Erziehung”). The percentage share of male minors was in both support services (Unterstützung der Erziehung: 55%; Volle Erziehung: 54%) higher than that of female minors.
The total expenditure (also including help for young adults) was EUR 660 million. The receipts out of reimbursements by the persons obliged to provide maintenance amounted to EUR 44 million (net expenditure: EUR 616 million). About three quarters of the total expenditure fell upon residential care and foster parents.
Foreign Trade January to June 2019 with special topic
Intra-EU asymmetries with comparability over space
Compared to the first half year 2018, the turnover
of the Austrian foreign trade of the first six months 2019 (preliminary
results) indicated an increase with regard to imports as well as to
exports. Austrian imports of goods rose by 2.8% to EUR 79.69 billion;
Austrian exports grew by 3.3% to EUR 77.60 billion. Foreign trade with
EU member states showed a growth in both trade flows (intra-EU-imports:
The Austrian trading of goods balance registered a deficit of EUR 2.09 billion from January to June 2019, down from EUR 2.46 billion in the same period in 2018. The coverage rate of import values by export values amounted to 97.4%. Additional a special topic, the intra-EU asymmetries with comparability over space, is covered in this article.
Livestock Survey 1 June 2019
With reference day 1 June 2019, the number of pigs was calculated by a regression model, based on data of the Veterinary Information System (VIS), instead of a sample survey conducted directly by holdings as in the years before 2012. The number of pigs decreased by 1.0% to 2 652 000 head compared to the results of June 2018. The stock of cattle (determined by administrative sources since June 2004) decreased by 1.8% to 1 873 000 head. With regard to the reference day, the number of holdings with cattle dropped by 2.5% to 57 100 units within the last year. The average livestock density was again 33 head per holding.
CPI August 2019
The inflation rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI,
base year 2015) amounted to 1.5% (July 2019: 1.4%), as Statistics Austria
reports. Significantly higher prices for food were mainly responsible
for the increase of the inflation rate in August. Prices for housing,
water and energy
Environmental Goods and Services Sector
Within the framework of “Environmental Accounts” and according to the Eurostat concept “The Environmental Goods and Services Sector” (EGSS) economic variables of the environment industry are calculated every year since 2008. So far only output and employed persons were covered by EGSS. For the final data of 2014 to 2016 as well as the preliminary data of 2017 also gross value added, export and employment in full-time units can be presented. Due to this extension and some revisions (without recalculation of 2008 to 2013) it is not possible to compare the development over the whole time series from 2008 to 2017. Therefore only data for 2014 to 2017 are described. Furthermore, the employment associated with public transport activities is presented. Public transport is not part of the environmental goods and services sector but due to national demand the employment was analysed as additional information.
In 2017, the Austrian environmental goods and services
sector (EGSS) generated an output of EUR 35.9 billion, a gross value
added of EUR 13.9 billion (which corresponds to a share of 3.8% of GDP),
as well as an export of EUR 10.7 billion (5.4% of total export). It
employed 182 966 people (without public transport) and 159 121 full time
units respectively. If public transport is included, 211 730 “Green
Jobs” are measured for 2017. From 2014 to 2017, the environmental
goods and services sector shows an increase in all observed variables
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