Press release: 12.213-053/20

Turnover in industry and construction increased by 1.1% in 2019

Vienna, 2020-03-31 – A total of 66 313 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (+1.0% compared to the previous year) turned over €303.2 bn (+1.1%) in 2019, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. The working-day adjusted turnover for industry and construction increased by 0.9%. These figures coupled with increasing employment (963 289 persons, +1.9%).

At establishment level (66 883 establishments, +1.0%), production sold increased by 0.7% (working-day adjusted: +0.5%) in comparison to previous year's level and amounted to €298.8 bn in nominal terms (employing 962 387 persons, +1.9%). With €245.2 bn in nominal terms, industrial production sold decreased slightly by 0.5% compared to the previous year.

The 36 421 Austrian construction establishments (+1.3%) achieved a production sold of €53.6 bn from January to December 2019. This corresponds to an increase of 6.2% in nominal terms (working-day adjusted: +6.0%) compared to the previous year.

At the end of December 2019, Austrian construction companies (not including construction auxiliary trades) had orders booked totalling about €15.1 bn (-3.8% year-over-year).

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