Statistische Nachrichten - Summaries October 2020
- Demographic Structure and Trends in 2019
- Foreign Trade from January to June 2020
- Livestock Survey of 1 June 2020
- CPI of August 2020
- Tourism in the winter season 2019/20
- New accounting rules and bridge table to EDP figures
Demographic Structure and Trends in 2019
During the year 2019, the Austrian population increased
by 42 289 to reach 8 901 064 inhabitants at the end of the year. 96 per
cent of population growth was caused by migration gains whereas the
natural balance only contributed a small share to total population growth.
Continuing the trend of the past years, the number of foreign nationals
The number of deaths in 2019 caused only a small increase of around 0.2 years in life expectancy at birth (men: 79.5 years, women: 84.2 years). The total fertility rate decreased from 1.48 children per woman in 2018 to 1.46 in 2019.
Although same-sex marriages were legally introduced for the first time in 2019, the number of marriages in 2019 was below the level of the previous year. However, the number of registered partnerships increased quite substantially, as opposite-sex couples also made use of this new legal situation in 2019. The number of divorces and the dissolution of registered partnerships showed a slight increase in 2019 compared to the previous year.
Foreign Trade from January to June 2020
Compared to the first half year 2019, the turnover
of the Austrian foreign trade of the first six months 2020 (preliminary
results) indicated a slowdown with regard to imports as well as to exports.
Austrian imports of goods declined by 13.0% to EUR 69.65 billion; Austrian
exports fell by 11.7% to EUR 68.51 billion.
Foreign trade with EU member states (without the United Kingdom) showed a decline in both trade flows (intra-EU-imports:
Livestock Survey of 1 June 2020
With reference day 1 June 2020, 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. Compared to the results of
1 June 2019 the total number of pigs increased by 1.6% to 2 695 000 head.
In detail the stock of piglets and young pigs rose by 2.1% to 1.41 million.
The number of pigs for fattening increased by 0.8% to 1.05 million and
that of pigs for breeding by 2.8% to 234 000.
The total stock of cattle (determined by administrative sources since June 2004) decreased by 1.5% to 1 844 000 head. In comparison to the previous year the number of young cattle under one year fell by 1.4% to 588 000 head. The stock of cattle aged one to under two years dropped by 2.1% to 416 000 and the group of at least two year old cattle declined by 1.4% to 841 000. With regard to the reference day, the number of holdings with cattle fell by 2.4% to 55 800 units within the last year. The average livestock density was again 33 head per holding.
CPI of August 2020
The inflation rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI,
base year 2015) in August 2020 was 1.4% (July 2020: 1.7%). Significant
summer sales for clothing had a dampening effect on the August inflation
rate. Housing, water and energy
The index level of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP, base year 2015) was 107.81 in August 2020 (July 2020: revised 108.14), with the harmonised inflation rate at 1.4%.
As in July 2020, the measures to contain COVID
Tourism in the winter season 2019/20
The winter season 2019/2020 (November 2019 to April
2020) closed with a negative result as compared to the previous winter
season: Both the number of nights spent (59.7 million;
According to the type of accommodations, hotels and similar establishments (share of nights spent: 61.4%) recorded a decrease in nights spent by
New accounting rules and bridge table to EDP figures
The compilation of key figures on government finance and excessive deficit procedure (EDP) statistics for the local government level is based on closed accounts of municipalities. Since reporting year 2020 municipalities are obliged to deliver closed accounts according to a fundamentally revised budget regulation (VRV 2015) which incorporates features of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). This also puts at stake the bridge table on how to derive ESA and EDP figures from municipalities’ closed accounts. A final assessment on the necessary changes will be possible when gathering data on final closed accounts on reporting year 2020 in spring 2021.
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